Some called her a brash gangster's moll. Others called her a breathtaking beauty. Still others talked of her amazing business sense. From rich man's mistress to self-made entrepreneur. Mary Waterhouse lived nine lives in one, as a woman of her times-a woman of mystery, romance and, above all, unquenchable spirit. This marvelous novel tells her story...her childhook terror, fleeing from a London slum to escape the bombs of World WarII...her marriange at fifteen, penniless and pregnant.....her dazzling roller-coaster climb to wealth, postition and grandeur.