This is the heartwarming true story of the triumph of love over almost impossible obstacles, an account of a forbidden love affair in South Africa. John Carr was in Cape Town because he was sick of English weather and the rat-race. He had friends and a good job, got on well with his business associates, and considered their internal politics their own affair. Not until he was invited to a multiracial party - illegal in the 1960s - had he given much thought to the impact of the Immorality Act on the other South Africans. The attractive girl whose company he had so enjoyed at the party could not be contacted again; if they met casually in the street they must not exchange greetings; they could never share a meal in a public place; certainly she could never openly visit his house. Because Cynthia was Cape Coloured. Despite John's resolve not to compromise Cynthia they did meet again, by chance, and during the next two and a half years they lived a nightmare relieved only by their deepening love for each other. For while the disclosure of their 'crime' would expose John, a British citizen, to a severe official reprimand, for Cynthia it would almost certainly have led to arrest, trial and imprisonment. John's account of those years, the tension and laughter, near- disasters and great happiness, the joy of their daughter's birth and the frenzy of their eventual departure from South Africa, is told simply and with great feeling.