Hilary Bassakaropoulos nee Hanna was brought up in Belfast by her adoptive parents. She discovered that she was born in Dublin and spent a lifetime searching for her identity. She found her mother the artist and free spirit Molly McIlree (1906-2010) three days before her hundredth birthday. Her mother wanted to be more famous than Einstein and this prompted her to write her first book "I Found My 100 Year Old Mother. Hilary has lived in London,Nairobi,Athens,The Hague,Copenhagen,Leipzig and Vlas In Bulgaria.