For 42 years, Fleet Street journalist Jan Prebble kept secret her affair with the married screenwriter of Zulu.
Jan met John Prebble when they were both working as writers, and the pair went on to share a passionate and loving relationship.
John though insisted he would never leave his wife so their relationship had to be kept in the dark.
In her book, ‘Forty Two Years A Secret Mistress’, Jane reveals how they often went to extraordinary lengths to see each other and keep their meetings hidden.
When John’s wife died in 1993, Jan and John soon married and spent six happy years together until his death in 2001. Jan said: “I’d like readers to know what real love is all about.”
Forty Two Years A Secret Mistress’ is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.