I’m an accidental writer. When Liam and I first washed up on Turkey’s shores, we planned to put our feet up and watch the pansies grow. But so many extraordinary things happened around us I had to write them all down, first in a blog. As the months trickled by, the blog took off spectacularly and a book started to form in my mind. It really was that simple. I was lucky. My fellow expatriates handed me a ripping yarn and for that I remain ever-grateful.