Finding a Way describes Diana Dennis’s fascinating journey of self-exploration through family research. She discovered her family heritage to be remarkably rich and diverse. It includes chief rabbis, senior Anglican clergy (one of whom was imprisoned for Ritualism), lawyers, politicians, and businessmen, as well as the incredible women to whom they were married. Chapters on family history are interweaved with chapters on Diana’s own extraordinary life.
Diana Dennis, a vicar’s daughter, was born in Brentwood in 1936 and grew up in Essex, Herefordshire, and Buckinghamshire before training as a nurse and then as an air-hostess. In the 1960s she married Hong Kong-based British lawyer, Dick Dennis, and she lived with him in Hong Kong, Kent, and Mayfair. After having three sons, she returned to studies and became a Jungian psychologist. She has spent many years living in Mayfair, where she is involved with the Church and politics. In 2015, she published her first book, All I Ever Wanted, which explored the mysteries surrounding the life of her late husband Dick.