Her narrative is part fact, part fiction. Interspersed by dreams, stories, photographs and paintings, it is a window into another traveller's soul, in this often capricious and inexplicable journey through life on which each of us is embarked. Ann relates how she wove her path through those times, losing and finding herself in her unique journey into solitude.
In addition to Ann's story, there are two other threads. The first is historical with insights into a family history that includes links o nobility and a family of Britain's early aviation pioneers. The second is the visual story told by photographs from the beginning of the 1900s and concludes with the author's paintings.
"This is emphatically not a family history," the author says, "nor, strictly speaking, a memoir. It is more a story, or a myth. It is a narrative woven round my life. It attempts to explain why people, including myself, behaved as they did."