This book is a truthful, honest and fascinating account of being quarantined on the cruise ship Diamond Princess. It was the first cruise ship to be hit by Covid-19.
This was the first major event of the coronavirus outbreak.
The story draws heavily on a detailed diary kept by the author and includes the lead up to the holiday of a lifetime.
It shares what it felt like being confined for 19 days in a small cabin room with no balcony or window, and the challenges that followed.
After being repatriated from Japan to the Wirral in Liverpool, and enduring another quarantine, the author finally makes it back home.
Elaine and John's experiences have been covered in national newspapers including: