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By Maureen Baird-Murray,Carol O'Brien

"This totally pleasant publication belongs at the shelf beside that different vintage of adolescence, mi Mi Khaing's Burmese Family." state LIFE.

"Maureen Baird-Murray tells her tale with excellent, yet convincing, keep 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 lady. whilst their daughter, Maureen, was once merely 4, she used to be 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 apartment 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 college until eventually purely 3 ladies and the 10 nuns remained. while the japanese arrived, the mum improved used to be dragged out at bayonet aspect.

Maureen's publication describes existence less than jap profession as noticeable via 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. this can be a thoroughly beautiful narrative.

This is the eagerly expected new booklet model of the unconventional, lately featured within the day-by-day Telegraph Saturday journal. It used to be first released in hardback and paperback shape via Constable Publishing, London.

Cover layout through Justinia Baird-Murray.

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