Ersin Öztoycan grew up a Turkish Cypriot in the East End of London, England, where her childhood was profoundly affected by her unrecognized dyslexia. When her own children experienced similar difficulties at school in England and then northern Cyprus, Ersin was determined to provide them with support and resources. Her struggle to do this led her into a lifetime’s commitment, in both halves of the divided island of Cyprus, to raising awareness of the challenges facing people with dyslexia and to improving the educational opportunities open to them.
In this inspiring book Ersin recounts the hardships and joys of her life, her family and her work, as she moves between British, Turkish and Greek Cypriot cultures. Including a revealing account of her battle with cancer, she writes, as she lives, with energy and humour.