Sisters under the Rising Sun (Hardback)
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Sisters under the Rising Sun (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 28/09/2023
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From the bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes an intensely powerful novel of courage and resilience set in a World War II Japanese prisoner of war camp, as two women fight side by side to survive unbearable hardship.

In the midst of WWII, an English musician, Norah Chambers, places her eight-year-old daughter Sally on a ship leaving Singapore, desperate to keep her safe from the Japanese army as they move down through the Pacific. Norah remains to care for her husband and elderly parents, knowing she may never see her child again.

Sister Nesta James, a Welsh Australian nurse, has enlisted to tend to Allied troops. But as Singapore falls to the Japanese she joins the terrified cargo of people, including the heartbroken Norah, crammed aboard the Vyner Brooke merchant ship. Only two days later, they are bombarded from the air off the coast of Indonesia, and in a matter of hours, the Vyner Brooke lies broken on the seabed.

After surviving a brutal 24 hours in the sea, Nesta and Norah reach the beaches of a remote island, only to be captured by the Japanese and held in one of their notorious POW camps. The camps are places of starvation and brutality, where disease runs rampant. Sisters in arms, Norah and Nesta fight side by side every day, helping whoever they can, and discovering in themselves and each other extraordinary reserves of courage, resourcefulness and determination.

Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
ISBN: 9781786582218
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm


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A brilliant book about courage and determination - Closer

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“A Thought Provoking Story”

This is a harrowing story of women and children captured by the Japanese during WW2 and the bravery and resilience of the women ,especially the Australian Nurses .It reminded me of the TV series Tenko but the story... More

Paperback edition
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“disappointing”

Sisters Under The Rising Sun is the fourth novel by New Zealand-born Australian author, Heather Morris. In early 1942, as the Japanese attack Singapore, English musician Norah Chambers, her husband John and her... More

Hardback edition
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“WW2 INDONESIA”

3.5*

Singapore is falling as the Japanese make their way to the Southern tip of Malaya and those who can flee are doing so. Norah Chambers ensures her daughter Sally has a chance of safety and sends her off with... More

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