This story and its characters are based on true events.
I have tried, wherever possible, to present it accurately. However,
artistic license has been applied in certain respects.
In instances where I have been forced to embellish or imagine details,
I have annotated with footnotes, to explain my reasoning, or to clear up
any ambiguity, in the interests of the truth.
I would encourage the reader to read through the whole story
first, without going to read these annotations found from
page four onwards, to avoid spoiling themselves.