Miles Kington reads from his account of an endearingly eccentric childhood.Miles recalls his earliest memory, of an event before his own birth, as well as the drama of his first kidnapping.
He relates the findings of his Uncle Walter's research into the wearing of fig leaves.
Miles recalls the ups and downs of living with a mother who would frequently retire to her 'deathbed'.
Miles and his brother Ralph enter the shadowy worlds of Sherlock Holmes, blackmail and revolution.
Miles' father presents his adult son with a bill for his childhood.