The Pearl of Penang

Author: Clare Flynn

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

ISBN: 9781916469211

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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Flynn's tenth novel explores love, marriage, the impact of war and the challenges of displacement - this time in a tropical paradise as the threat of the Japanese empire looms closer.

Pearl, of the Orient

Author: Julian Ng

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 129196939X

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Page: N.A

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A Painter in Penang

Author: Clare Flynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781916469273

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Page: 364

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A dramatic coming of age novel set during the Malayan Emergency in 1948

The Penang Collection

Author: Clare Flynn

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

ISBN: 1916469299

Category: Fiction

Page: 908

View: 1642


Three powerful novels from a prize-winning storyteller Set before, during and after World War 2 on the beautiful Far Eastern island of Penang, these books and their memorable characters will keep you up all night reading THE PEARL OF PENANG – EVIE'S STORY In 1939, lonely and without prospects, Evie Fraser accepts a marriage proposal by post from a man she barely knows. Evie leaves her quiet English village for a new life on the exotic tropical island of Penang. Soon she finds herself pitched against her new husband on the one hand and the shallow spiteful world of the expatriate British on the other. Has she made a terrible life-changing mistake? Winner of the 2020 BookBrunch Selfies award for Adult Fiction PRISONER FROM PENANG – MARY'S STORY In late 1941, when the Japanese attack Penang, Mary Helston flees to the safe haven of Singapore, only for it to fall within weeks. Imprisoned by the Japanese on the nearby islands of Sumatra, Mary and her fellow women internees begin a desperate struggle for survival. But it's not only the Japanese and starvation that Mary is up against, as with her in the camp is the one woman Mary has good cause to laothe with a passion. A PAINTER IN PENANG – JASMINE'S STORY The war is over and Evie's unhappy step daughter, Jasmine, is desperate to return to the island of Penang where she grew up. When Mary, Evie's best friend, offers to host Jasmine, the sixteen year-old is over the moon. As Jasmine settles into her new life, enjoying her painting, communist surgents begin the reign of terror that becomes the Malayan Emergency. Before long, Jasmine is drawn into a world of danger and secrets from the past that will force her to grow up faster than she had expected. "In this testament to the strength of female friendship and endurance under the harshest of conditions, Flynn has imagined the unimaginable - a dazzling achievement." Linda Gillard, author of The Memory Tree and House of Silence. "A powerful and moving story of atrocity and of the human heart’s ability to love, endure and, perhaps, find love again." Lorna Fergusson, Author and Owner of FictionFire "a core of joy and warmth in it. It gives hope. Which is something everyone in the world needs at the moment." (Books by Bindu blog_

The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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The preparation of this book has been a joint labor during the spare moments of the two authors, whose time has been occupied with subjects to which pearls are not wholly foreign—one as a gem expert, and the other in the fisheries branch of the American government. For many years the writers have collected data on the subject of pearls, and have accumulated all the obtainable literature, not only the easily procurable books, but likewise manuscripts, copies of rare volumes, original edicts, and legislative enactments, thousands of newspaper clippings, and interesting illustrations, many of them unique, making probably the largest single collection of data in existence on this particular subject. It was deemed advisable to present the results of these studies and observations in one harmonious volume, rather than in two different publications. While the book is a joint work in the sense that each writer has contributed material to all of the chapters and has critically examined and approved the entire work, the senior author has more closely applied himself to the latter half of the text, covering antiquity values, commerce, wearing manipulation, treatment, famous collections, aboriginal use, and the illustrations, while the junior author has attended to the earlier half of the book, with reference to history, origin, sources, fisheries, culture, mystical properties, and the literature of the pearl.

Prisoner from Penang

Author: Clare Flynn

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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After Penang is attacked by the Japanese at the end of 1941, Mary Helston believes Singapore will be a safe haven. But within weeks the supposedly invincible British stronghold is on the brink of collapse to the advancing enemy. Mary and her mother are captured at sea as they try to escape and are interned on the islands of Sumatra. Imprisoned with them is Veronica Leighton, the one person on the planet Mary has reason to loathe with a passion. As the motley band of women struggle to adapt to captivity, relationships and friendships are tested. When starvation, lack of medication and the spread of disease worsen, each woman must draw on every ounce of strength in their battle for survival. A vivid and moving story of sacrifice, hope and humanity. From the best-selling author of The Pearl of Penang.

Jasmine in Paris

Author: Clare Flynn

Publisher: Cranbrook Press

ISBN: 1914479076

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 5955


Art, love and betrayal, against the rich backdrop of 1950s Paris Desperate to make her mark as an artist and prove herself as an independent woman, Jasmine Barrington heads for Paris and a place at the prestigious Beaux Arts school. Following in the footsteps of former students like Renoir and Degas, she immerses herself in her studies by day and discovers the cafés and bars of the left bank by night. But life in the City of Light is far from easy. Will the challenges and discipline of the classical training regime crush Jasmine’s creative spirit, and will her charismatic teacher, Lachlan, break her heart? Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Howard, the man to whom she owes her life, faces the daily dangers of the Malayan Emergency without so much as a postcard to fuel his fading hope that Jasmine might one day return to Penang. From the creative whirlpool of post-war Paris to the war-torn jungles of the Malayan peninsula, Jasmine in Paris is the latest in Flynn’s award-winning Penang series. Key themes art, art history, art school, atelier, atelier system, classical drawing, life in the 1950s, living in Paris, Latin Quarter, Quartier Latin, Left Bank, Louvre, Parisian life, Parisian lifestyle, artists, studying art, Boulevard St Germain, Paris, Penang, Georgetown, Johore, rubber plantations, rubber planter, rubber planter's wife, Malaysia, Malayan Emergency, civil war, post war Paris, Les Halles, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, classical sculpture, classical drawing, 1950s, 1949, French postwar cinema, French film star, love story Paris, romantic fiction in Paris, historical fiction in Paris, literary fiction in Paris, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Gerard Philipe, Marseille, James Baldwin, Paris jazz 1950, Café Flore, Les Deux Magots, Montparnasse, Bagatelle Gardens Paris, Bois de Boulogne, Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka, terrorism in 1950s, communism, primitive art, naïve art, Amrita Sher-Gil, Les Enfants du Paradis, Marcel Carné, Passy, Paris Métro, novel set in Paris,

Travels of an Everyday Man

Author: David Ferguson Elliott

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609118189

Category: Travel

Page: 246

View: 8008


Travels of an Everyday Man follows the adventures of David Ferguson Elliott, as he discovers countries far and wide. His impressions of cultures around the world will delight you and leave you waiting for his next book, showcasing his further travels. When the author was a young man, he broke his leg while rock climbing. For rehabilitation therapy, he began taking long-distance treks. See the world through the eyes of a man who ventured throughout Britain, then on to Morocco, where he ascended Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. Afterward, he began a solo crossing of the western half of Switzerland, and then visited Japan to climb Fujiyama. Accepting a challenge to raise money for cancer research, Elliott completed a 100-kilometer walk in the Himalaya. He climbed Kala Pattar, which is 5,550 meters high, and is revered for its spectacular views of Mount Everest. His book is peppered with wildlife sightings and contains 42 photos. First-time author David Ferguson Elliott is completing a second book about his travels to other parts of the world.He is inspired by mountain climber Norman Croucher, who suffered a serious accident and amputation, but still went on to climb mountains. Elliott is retired and is free to travel where the spirit takes him. He grew up in Matlock, Derbyshire, England, and now resides in Fuente Alamo, Murcia, Spain. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TravelsOfAnEverydayMan.htm