ISBN 9781784870027,A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781784870027

ISBN-10 1784870021


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

"We used to sit by the river and watch the sun setting behind the mountains, sometimes, and say what a marvellous place it would be to come for a holiday". This title comes with an introduction by Eric Lomax. Jean Paget is just twenty years old and working in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. When she is captured she joins a group of other women and children whom the Japanese force to walk for miles through the jungle leading to the deaths of many. Due to her courageous spirit, Jean takes on the role of leader of the sorry gaggle of prisoners. While on the march, the group run into an Australian prisoner, Joe Harman, who helps them steal some food, and is horrifically punished as a result. Jeans adventures, and her bond with Joe, form the heart of this gripping and moving story.