By Maureen Baird-Murray,Carol O'Brien
"Maureen Baird-Murray tells her tale with miraculous, 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 Thirties, younger Edward Rossiter, Assistant Superintendant of Lashio, married a gorgeous peasant lady. while their daughter, Maureen, was once in simple terms 4, she was once left at an English-speaking convent university. the kid, bewildered and lonely, spoke no English.
Maureen used to be shuttled among the idyll of her peasant grandparents' bamboo condominium and the fierce self-discipline of the Italian nuns in class. on the finish of 1 time period not anyone got here for her. progressively just about all the youngsters disappeared from tuition till in basic terms 3 ladies and the 10 nuns remained. whilst the japanese arrived, the mum more desirable used to be dragged out at bayonet aspect.
Maureen's publication describes lifestyles less than jap career as noticeable through a nine-year previous; the arriving 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. it is a thoroughly alluring narrative.
This is the eagerly expected new booklet model of the unconventional, lately featured within the day-by-day Telegraph Saturday journal. It was once first released in hardback and paperback shape by way of Constable Publishing, London.
Cover layout via Justinia Baird-Murray.
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