Ian MacCabe, born in France in 1934 of a Scottish father and a French mother, moved to England in 1938 with his family due to the impending German invasion. He worked in an insurance company and then took up accounting. He moved to France in 1958 and worked with British auditors before joining IBM European HQ in Paris and after eight years left to become a financial director in different international corporations. Upon retirement, he did research on his parents’ origins and their careers, making use of important family archives that he inherited in order to write this book. He is currently translating this book into French. He occasionally writes some poetry as an amusement.
The beautiful hand drawn sketches that make up the cover were created by the author’s mother, Jeanne Gastal.