Each time it seems things cant get any worse, they do as Susie lifts the lid on her own, often shocking, behavior in her quest to protect herself and those she loves. Rebellious, lonely and self-destructive, it is a small grey pony named Cinderella who saves Susie from herself and brings her the love she craves. Readers will shed a tear at her losses and laugh at her predicaments in this sometimes hilarious, often heartbreaking, true story that gives a moving and often shocking insight in to the earlier life of the bestselling travel writer famed for her humour and her honesty. Key words: autobiography women, biography and autobiography, adventurers and explorers, Africa memoir, childhood memoir, Kenya, 1950s memoir, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional families, Africa, childhood in 1950s, travel Africa, African travel, travel memoir, 1950s London, London memoir, Kenyan travel memoir, Africa memoir, childhood memoir, dysfunctional families, Kenya, Africa, 1950s, adventurers and explorers
Born a Londoner, Susie spent most of the first 25 years of her life in Kenya. In 2014, her memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry about an abusive childhood growing up in post-war London and Kenya, was a US digital bestseller. She now lives in south-west France with her husband and assorted animals. She believes that her explosive temper is a legacy from her Irish-American grandfather, but has no idea who to blame for her incompetence as a housewife. Susie Kelly is the Patron of the 2015 Charroux International Literary Festival.