Second volume of the acclaimed New Zealand-born writer's autobiography. Continuing the story of her life and experiences, it tells of her marriage to fellow writer D'Arcy Niland, the rearing of their many children, the development of their careers and talent, their travels overseas and D'Arcy's tragic and unexpected death, following which she sought solace in Zen Buddhism and the solitude of life on Norfolk Island. Park's 10 novels include 'The Harp in the South' (1948) and the Miles Franklin Award-winning 'Swords and Crowns and Rings' (1977). Her 27 children's novels include 'Playing Beatie Bow', which won the 1981 Children's Book of the Year Award. The first volume of Park's autobiography, 'A Fence Around the Cuckoo' (1992), won the 'Age' Book of the Year Award for non-fiction.