Woodsmoke and Temple Flowers
The memoirs of an Australian woman who arrived in Malaya in 1941 to join her new British husband. Obviously the Japanese occupation soon separated them, buy they stayed on after the war until her husband retired as British Adviser to Johor in 1952. This account of life as a 'mem' in Johor, Melaka and Perak at the end of empire is freshly brought to life by journal entries written at the time. Unusually she decides not to dwell on her internment under the Japanese, devoting only one page to her experiences as a POW. 216 pages.
Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: Near fine. Hardcover with a dust jacket in very good condition.
Published by The Pentland Press Limited, Edinburgh, 1992, First edition