Henryk met Janet Marcham, his second wife, at a party in London in April 1938. Within two days of meeting they were engaged, and two months later were married in Paris. They would remain married until Henryk’s death in 1966, with Janet devoting her life to his work and his legacy. Here Janet tells of their meeting and their first years together. She describes their life in Poland in 1938-9, and then in London during the war. She introduces Henryk’s friends and family, and gives a personal insight into Henryk’s early life, his inspiration and ways of working.