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The Forgotten Promise

Author(s): Paula Greenlees

Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)

Genre(s): Historical, Fiction

Era(s): 1920s / 1940s

Malaya, 1920: Two girls make a promise in the shadows of the jungle. A promise that life won’t let them easily keep.

Malaya, 1941: Ella is running her late father’s tin mine in the Kledang hills, while Noor works as her cook.
When the war that felt so far away suddenly arrives on their doorstep, Ella is torn apart from her family. Her daughter Grace is left in Noor’s care as Japanese soldiers seize the mine.

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