This is the story of one woman's struggle to live according to her beliefs. The book is the autobiography of writer Nerina Shute. Born to a life of wealth and privilege, Nerina chose instead to throw herself into the intoxicating whirl of London in the 1930s, a world of decadence and sexual freedom. With complete honesty she writes of her struggles to comprehend and accept her bisexuality, her many friendships, both male and female, and her attempts to break free from society's constraints. The book attempts to capture the spirit of her times, from the pre-war years, through the intensity and excitement of World War II, and ultimately joy.