The Other Side of Paradise
World War 2 Saga
By (author) Margaret Mayhew
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Other Side of Paradise by Margaret Mayhew
Book DescriptionShe lived only for pleasure...until war forced her to find courage she did not know she had, and love where she least expected it. It is 1941, and while Britain is in the grip of war, life in the Far East is one of wealth and privilege. In Singapore Susan Roper, secure in the supremacy of the British Empire, enjoys dancing, clothes and fast cars, tennis and light flirtations with visiting naval officers - her life is devoted solely to pleasure. When she meets an Australian doctor who warns her of the danger that they all face she dismisses him as an ignorant colonial. Singapore goes on partying, oblivious to the threat of invasion. The British flag will, they believe, protect them from all enemies. But when Japan invades, Susan finds herself in grave danger. She become an ambulance driver and is taken prisoner by the Japanese. Gradually and reluctantly she realizes that she has fallen in love with the tough, arrogant and totally unsuitable doctor, but she has to face many hardships and witness terrible events before she can acknowledge the truth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552154925
(198mm x 128mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Mayhew
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Bitter Poison, Hardback (December 2015)
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Dry Bones, Hardback (September 2015)
In his time living in the peaceful village of Frog's End, the Colonel has learned that although the place might look as lively as a stagnant pond, beneath the surface there is plenty going on.
Bluebirds, Paperback (September 2015)» View all books by Margaret Mayhew
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Author Biography - Margaret Mayhew
Margaret Mayhew was born in London, and has always been fascinated by the history of the second world war. She began writing in her mid-thirties and spent some time living in America. She is married to American aviation author, Philip Kaplan, and lives near Cheltenham.
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