A charming, amusing and warming collection of true short stories and vignettes by diarist and author Susanna Johnston: a romp through family life, replete with eccentric relations and amusing anecdotes.
In this collection of essays, many drawn from her own diaries, Susanna Johnston provides us with a snapshot of a life that has been varied, but never dull. She is the sister of the renowned journalist and magazine editor, Alexander Chancellor, and here she writes about his birth. She also ran away from boarding school, was defeated by Crown Prince Akihito of Japan at ping-pong, rescued her father and embarrassed Anthony Eden as a young woman, on the front page of The Daily Mirror. Rescuing My Father & Other Stories is a lighthearted read that is bound to bring a smile to the face of all of its readers. It is a reminder that many of our great diarists have, often secretly, been women.