Lady Virginia Williams was the mother of three three children and lived in London and Berkshire. She died in 2013. Her only daughter, Claire, a trailblazer like her mother, is now deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team. Pamela Cockerill is a freelance writer and journalist living in North Yorkshire. She has collaborated on several books, including A Nice Girl Like Me with Gloria Lovatt and Northing to Hide with the champion jockey Edward Hide.
"One of the greatest and most spellbinding books you will read about the sport." --Joe Saward (F1 journalist)"One of the most powerful love stories you'll ever read." --Daily Mail"It has acquired legendary status in motor racing, spoken of in awe, whenever mentioned...... If I ever write anything a fraction as memorable, I will die a happy woman " --Kate Battersby London Evening Standard."Ginny Williams found a way to tell her remarkable story with a mixture of searing honesty and fine wit. A Different Kind of Life is as profound, as startling and as inspiring today as it was on its first appearance almost 30 years ago." --Richard Williams, former head sports writer for the Independent and The Guardian