Florida, golf, the sunshine, orange juice, swimming pools, and tennis available all day as you fall out of bed living in a gated golf community. It was a dream lifestyle which people saved a lifetime for, while most Europeans who might only see the brochures found it unaffordable. Dame DJ describes the voyage of an English woman and her American partner Tim moving into a golf and country club in Florida, making friends, learning the rules, and seeing the harsh realities of life "behind the wall" from an English perspective.
Lyndsey is enjoying her work cataloguing the treasures in Greystones stately home, until the son of the owner unexpectedly returns after serving two years in prison. James instantly takes over the reins from his mother, asserting his authority over all the staff working there, an unpopular move considering his record. But when Lyndsey learns the big house is in financial trouble, she decides to help him despite being repelled by the heinous crime he was convicted of doing.
The Dope Diet is an intimate diary of a young English man David Grey and his addiction to smoking dope. Dame DJ has written this with heartfelt pain witnessing this anxiety first hand and for all the families of sufferers from addictions who still watch, support and wait not knowing what the outcome will be.
The earl's sister needs a summer companion. She must be a paragon of all that is proper and a firm subscriber to Mrs. Carver's Hints for Young Ladies. Lady Constance is in disguise as Miss Violet, companion extraordinaire. Unfortunately she's impertinent and intolerant of bossy earls. However, she knows exactly what to do with Mrs. Carver's voluminous etiquette book: It will block that drafty French door nicely.