Joyce Grenfell is mostly known in Australia for her portrayal of  galumphing gym mistresses and policewomen in the original St. Trinians films. In England, she worked consistently in film, stage and radio and had an impishly naughty sense of humour. In this book she recounts her adventures with ENSA in the final eighteen months of World War II as she travelled thousands of miles to Allied troops in North Africa, Cairo, Baghdad and India, sometimes slumming it in appalling quarters and sometimes luxuriating in the British Embassy in Cairo. She still found time to write regularly to her husband Reggie, her best friend Virginia Graham and her mother living in America. She was a very warm-hearted and generous person, loved by everyone who knew her. She wrote as she lived her life – with compassion, humour and scorn of pretension. Illustrated with black and white photos.