Sheila, a registered nurse and Pan Am stewardess meets a Turkish Professor in Istanbul. After a whirlwind romance they marry at her Yorkshire, England home and move to Istanbul to live with his parents while their apartment is completed. To Sheila’s surprise, his cosmopolitan personality is replaced by the suspicious, paranoid behavior common among his peers. Sheila, an adventurous, outgoing person is now confi ned to his mother’s house unless accompanied by a family member and all correspondence must be approved by him. The book recounts her adventures over the next two years leading to her divorce and escape from Turkey with their son, dressed as a girl.
Cynthia B. Huntington grew up in Yorkshire, England. Adventurous of spirit she left home at 16 to be an au-pair in Copenhagen and Lyon, France. After returning to England she trained and became a registered nurse before being recruited by Pan American World Airways as a stewardess fl ying the New York / Middle East / Africa routes. She was introduced and later married a Turkish professor. After they divorced, she moved to the US and eventually remarried. This marriage ended after 30 years. Since then she built and ran a Bed and Breakfast in Mexico. Now she builds custom Moorish-style homes and writes memoirs.