The Storm We Made

The Storm We Made

Hardback Published on: 04/01/2024
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British Malaya, 1930s. Discontented housewife Cecily is seduced by Japanese general Fujiwara and the glorious future he is promising for 'independent' Malaya, free from British colonialism. As she becomes further embedded as his own personal spy, she unwittingly alters the fate of her country by welcoming in a punishing form of dictatorship under the Japanese in WWII. Japanese-occupied Malaya, 1945. Cecily and her family are barely surviving. Her children, Jujube, Abel and Jasmin, are surrounded by threat, and look to their mother to keep them safe. But she can't tell them about the part she played in the war - and she doesn't know how to protect them. Can Cecily face up to her past to save her children? Or is it already too late?

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399712576
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm

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The Storm We Made
The Storm We Made
What a sad story but compelling to read. The book centres around one family and the traumas they endure during WW11. I am not sure how to critique this b... READ MORE
Monica Hanna
The Storm We Made
This Book is too Brutal
2 stars, This Book is too Brutal THE STORM WE MADE by Vanessa Chan A Malaysian woman sacrifices her family and her morals to have an exciting job a... READ MORE
Sally Mander
The Storm We Made
The touching, heartbreaking story of WWII in Malaya
The Storm We Made follows the events unfolding around Cecily and her family in Malaya during the 30s, under British rule, and in 1945, under Japanese occup... READ MORE
The Storm We Made
Historical novel set in 1930/s40s MALAYA
Cecily is a Eurasian, married to Gordon, she has three children and actively wants to be more than just Gordon’s wife and the children’s mother. This is a ... READ MORE
The Storm We Made
Very Emotive story
This was a sad and very emotive story. The horrors of war were very evident . It is always the innocent that suffer the most and very difficult to understa... READ MORE
Patricia Moren