By Christine Maynard (screenwriter and novelist).
"Young alias Bernard Foong is, first and foremost, a sensitivist. He finds nuance in everything. To experience the world he inhabits is an adventure which is mystical, childlike and refreshing. He has a rare ability to create beauty in a unique fashion. His palettes have been material, paint, words and human experiences.
While attending an elite private school in England, some 40 years ago, he was swore into a clandestine sexual society that soon spirited him away to the Middle East to serve in several wealthy and aristocratic harems. He never thought he would be telling his story, but he believe now is the correct time to share his unique experiences.
Although his story is a titillating and an evocative account of the author's adolescent life. It is also a love story between he and his chaperone, Andy, a few years his senior. He was allocated by the School to be the boy's mentor. Both were born into wealthy and privileged families.
He had taken the liberty to change the names of the secret society, people, and places to protect their identities, but had given a truthful and positive chronicle of his harem experiences."