The Other Side Of Paradise

The Other Side Of Paradise : World War 2 Saga

3.63 (102 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$11.06

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

She lived only for pleasure...until war forced her to find courage she did not know she had, and love where she least expected it. It is 1941, and while Britain is in the grip of war, life in the Far East is one of wealth and privilege. In Singapore Susan Roper, secure in the supremacy of the British Empire, enjoys dancing,clothes and fast cars, tennis and light flirtations with visiting naval officers- her life is devoted solely to pleasure. When she meets an Australian doctor who warns her of the danger that they all face she dismisses him as an ignorant colonial. Singapore goes on partying, oblivious to the threat of invasion. The British flag will, they believe, protect them from all enemies. But when Japan invades, Susan finds herself in grave danger. She become an ambulance driver and is taken prisoner by the Japanese. Gradually and reluctantly she realises that she has fallen in love with the tough, arrogant and totally unsuitable doctor, but she has to face many hardships and witness terrible events before she can acknowledge the truth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055215492X
  • 9780552154925
  • 353,314

About Margaret Mayhew

Margaret Mayhew was born in London, and has always been fascinated by the history of the second world war. She began writing in her mid-thirties and spent some time living in America. She is married to American aviation author, Philip Kaplan, and lives near Cheltenham.show more

Back cover copy

She lived only for pleasure...until war made her find courage she did not know she had, and love where she least expected it. It is 1941, and while Britain is in the grip of war, ex-pat life in the Far East remains one of wealth and privilege. In Singapore Susan Roper spends her time dancing, playing tennis and flirting with visiting naval officers - her life is devoted solely to pleasure. When she meets an Australian doctor who warns her of the danger that they all face she dismisses him as an ignorant colonial. Singapore carries on partying, oblivious to the threat of invasion. The British flag will, they believe, protect them from all enemies. But when Japan invades, Susan finds herself in grave danger.As she becomes closer to the tough, arrogant and unsuitable doctor, Susan has to face many hardships before she can acknowledge the truth...show more

Rating details

102 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 25% (25)
4 35% (36)
3 25% (26)
2 9% (9)
1 6% (6)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X