By Maureen Baird-Murray,Carol O'Brien
"Maureen Baird-Murray tells her tale with remarkable, yet convincing, bear in mind and with a childlike freshness which vividly recaptures the time and place." THE SPECTATOR.
Stationed in Burma within the early Nineteen Thirties, younger Edward Rossiter, Assistant Superintendant of Lashio, married a gorgeous peasant woman. whilst their daughter, Maureen, used to be basically 4, she was once left at an English-speaking convent institution. the kid, bewildered and lonely, spoke no English.
Maureen was once shuttled among the idyll of her peasant grandparents' bamboo condo and the fierce self-discipline of the Italian nuns in class. on the finish of 1 time period not anyone got here for her. steadily just about all the youngsters disappeared from tuition until eventually simply 3 ladies and the 10 nuns remained. while the japanese arrived, the mum better used to be dragged out at bayonet aspect.
Maureen's ebook describes lifestyles below jap profession as noticeable by means of a nine-year outdated; the coming of the British; and with the war's finish, the devastating information that she is an orphan. the ultimate twist to the tale is as unforeseen because it is heartening. this can be a thoroughly eye-catching narrative.
This is the eagerly expected new ebook model of the radical, lately featured within the day-by-day Telegraph Saturday journal. It was once first released in hardback and paperback shape by means of Constable Publishing, London.
Cover layout by way of Justinia Baird-Murray.
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