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Location(s): London, Penang, Singapore, Thailand
Era(s): 1930s/40s and 1980s
The First in the Bamboo Trilogy. Thailand, 1943: Thomas Ellis, captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore, is a prisoner-of-war on the Death Railway. In stifling heat he endures endless days of clearing jungle, breaking stone and...
Location(s): Bangka Island, Kuala Lipis, Penang, Singapore, Sumatra
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): 1930s, 1940s 1960s
Malaysia 1962: Juliet Crosby, a plantation owner’s wife, has lived a reclusive life on her Malaysian rubber plantation since the Second World War robbed her of everyone she loved. The sudden appearance of a young woman from Indonesia disrupts...