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Sold for Silver: An Autobiography


  • Author:
    Lim, Janet
  • Publisher:
    Collins, London, 1958
  • Catalog ID:
    1302577
  • Book type:
    Hardback
  • Edition text:
    First edition
  • Binding text:
    Hardback
  • Book condition:
    Very good
  • Jacket condition:
    Very Good
  • Our ref:
    01302577

Collins, London, 1958. First edition. Book condition: very good. Very slight shelf wear to head & tail of spine but free of bumping. Very slight colour fade along top edge also at extreme edges of spine. Dust jacket condition: very good. Unclipped (price 16s net). A little disolouration to spine and a small split to rear hinge at base (approx 2mm). Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Janet Lim passed her childhood in a Chinese village. When she was eight her father died and her mother, after betrothing her to a local boy, remarried and lef with her new husband for a distant place. Janet Lim was left with a guardian who sold her to an elderly merchant in Singapore. Eventually the local Christian Mission procured her release and sent her to school. She trained a s a nurse and was ordered to be evacuated to India during the war. Her ship was bombed by the Japanese and Janet Lim was eventually rescued by some Sumatran fishermen leading to a series of adventures. She was sentenced to be a 'Japanese comfort girl' and also sentenced to be executed by firing squad. Her courage & resourcefulness enabled her to survive until the return of the British.
  • Our price: £10.00

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