The Flamboya Tree: Memories of a Family's War Time Courage

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"Why didn't you try to escape?" That was all she said. I had imagined my grandmother telling us how lovely it was to see us at last. I saw again in my mind's eye the barbed wire fences and the soldiers with the glistening bayonets, and felt once more that excruciating fear in the pit of my stomach. Try to escape? Lots of people had tried to escape.

When the Japanese invaded the beautiful Indonesian island of Java during the Second World War Clara Kelly was four years old. Her family was separated, her father sent to work on the Burma railway, and she together with her mother and her two brothers, one a six-week-old baby, was sent to a 'women's camp'. They were interned there until the end of the war. Clara's descriptions of the appalling deprivations and impersonal brutality of the camp, easily recognisable as the same techniques used in the infamously cruel Japanes prisoner of war camps - standing in the baking heat for hours of 'Tenko' role-call, living on one cup of rice a day - are countered by the courage and resilience shown by all the internees, most poignantly her own mother.

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"The Flamboya Tree is that rare treasure - a memoir so powerful and vivid that it draws the past into the present and makes us all history's creatures." ( Amanda Foreman, winner of the Whitbread Award for Biography)

"A moving, immediate account of a relatively unknown wartime drama - unforgettable" ( Booklist)

"A wrenching memoir - these stories clearly demonstrate that terrible atrocities are committed - justified even - in the name of war" ( Seattle Times)

"Kelly's survival and her book is, in effect, the most moving tribute to her remarkable mother, whose courage and indomitable spirit kept the family alive" ( Daily Mail)

"Fascinating" ( People Magazine)

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A shocking and moving war memoir told from the perspective of a young child interned in a brutally violent Japanese war camp during World War Two. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas meets Rabbit-Proof Fence in this startling and unique autobiography of a childhood spent in captivity.

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 149 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why didn t you try to escape? That was all she said. I had imagined my grandmother telling us how lovely it was to see us at last. I saw again in my mind s eye the barbed wire fences and the soldiers with the glistening bayonets, and felt once more that excruciating fear in the pit of my stomach. Try to escape? Lots of people had tried to escape. When the Japanese invaded the beautiful Indonesian island of Java during the Second World War Clara Kelly was four years old. Her family was separated, her father sent to work on the Burma railway, and she together with her mother and her two brothers, one a six-week-old baby, was sent to a women s camp . They were interned there until the end of the war. Clara s descriptions of the appalling deprivations and impersonal brutality of the camp, easily recognisable as the same techniques used in the infamously cruel Japanes prisoner of war camps - standing in the baking heat for hours of Tenko role-call, living on one cup of rice a day - are countered by the courage and resilience shown by all the internees, most poignantly her own mother. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099445531

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 149 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why didn t you try to escape? That was all she said. I had imagined my grandmother telling us how lovely it was to see us at last. I saw again in my mind s eye the barbed wire fences and the soldiers with the glistening bayonets, and felt once more that excruciating fear in the pit of my stomach. Try to escape? Lots of people had tried to escape. When the Japanese invaded the beautiful Indonesian island of Java during the Second World War Clara Kelly was four years old. Her family was separated, her father sent to work on the Burma railway, and she together with her mother and her two brothers, one a six-week-old baby, was sent to a women s camp . They were interned there until the end of the war. Clara s descriptions of the appalling deprivations and impersonal brutality of the camp, easily recognisable as the same techniques used in the infamously cruel Japanes prisoner of war camps - standing in the baking heat for hours of Tenko role-call, living on one cup of rice a day - are countered by the courage and resilience shown by all the internees, most poignantly her own mother. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099445531

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Descrizione libro Cornerstone, 2003. Condizione libro: New. 2003. Paperback. When the Japanese invaded Java during World War II, four-year-old Clara Kelly was sent to a women's camp with her mother and two young brothers. Her descriptions of the appalling conditions are countered by the resilience and courage of the internees. Num Pages: 304 pages, b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FMN; 3JJH; BGA; HBJM; HBWQ; JWXR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 132 x 19. Weight in Grams: 244. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099445531

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