Dedication: For my mother Gilly, my sister Belinda and my dear friend Sarah - the three bravest women I know
Epigraph: Full fathom five thy father lies, Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: Ding-dong. Hark! now I hear them - ding-dong bell. William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2.