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A Life Lived Long by Shirley Dressler

Shirley Dressler

$14.99 (royal bk)
$4.99 (ebook)


Author: Shirley Dressler
Genre: Non-fiction, Biography, Drama
ISBN: 9781326200381
Format: Paperback
Pages: 187

We were sitting in a café drinking hot chocolate when suddenly
a huge explosion took place…

Anne’s family were already beginning to experience the very first tremors of what was to come later on in Europe.
The situation was soon to be the catastrophic war of all wars. Her sister Joan was born in England and her older brother Charlie also went to England on that journey. Anne showed me a photo of him with Joan as a baby. Charlie was born in Penang, an island on the west coast of Malaya, while Anne and their youngest brother Brian were both born in Singapore. The family eventually returned to Singapore and everything continued as normal… for a while.
Life seemed idyllic then but it wasn’t really because one night they were awakened from their sleep, dragged out of their beds and pushed under a huge dining table. Bombs could be heard exploding not far from what was known as ‘China Town’ and close to the Police Headquarter apartments, where they were living in. It was really a terrifying experience which none of them could have comprehended at that time.

Now, decades later, this story of the Western family living in Asia during World War II is being retold to us — a time when the Japanese were ferociously fighting their way down to Singapore…

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