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.