Percy Glossop was a pastry cook extraordinaire, a teller of tales, and a citizen of Europe during the twentieth century. He was in Paris at the same time as many of the Lost Generation because of his mother. When he was born she was very young and, as he later came to understand, inclined towards a cheerful promiscuity. Percy, a free spirit, grew up and participated in turbulent times: World War I, the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, the General Strike, the rise of Hitler and the civil war in Spain all leading up to his role in World War II. Enjoy Percy's hotchpotch of memories, imaginings and reality concerning family, romance, war, the literary world, the wartime film industry, the London stage and how he managed to elude the famous American writer in Paris and Madrid in the 1920s and 1930s in, I Never Met Ernest Hemingway.