書是在舊書攤位買回來。 Rachel Cartland 是七十年代來港的政務官，在她22歲去應徵香港政府的工作時，面試官已提到九七問題，引述書中內容如下：
...... I boxed slightly clever when asked what I thought about a career in a place on which the lease was due to expire in 1997. 'Well,' I said grandly, 'I would only be forty-seven then so that would be a good time to start something new.' ......
A good time to start something new. 看罷久久未忘懷。 穿了12年的地盤安全鞋，4月後便可脫下，轉作好為人師。 工作的改變，有期待，也迎來挑戰。
...... And did I say 'Yes'? Of course I did. After all, if you don't embark on an adventure when you're twenty-two-year-old with no commitments, when will you?她如是說。 我雖然遲了(很多)，但我會努力。