Stranger In My Heart

Submitted by Smartyhands on Sat, 12/11/2021 - 19:53
Stranger In My Heart front cover

Stranger In My Heart (Unbound, 2018) gives the eye witness account of the author's father, Major John Monro MC RA, who fought at the Battle of Hong Kong, was interned by the Japanese at Sham Shui Po and escaped 1200 miles across China to reach Chongqing. He made his escape with Captain IB Trevor and Flying Officer Norman Baugh. In Chongqing he was made Assistant Military Attaché and spent the next 18 months supporting and trying to liberate the POWs he'd left behind. Mary retraced her father's escape route across China and the book also includes her journey of discovery. The book has a foreword written by HRH The Princess Royal.

Stranger In My Heart is available as an ebook on and signed copies of the paperback can be obtained from the author via Here are some sample reviews from Amazon UK:

Military history at its very best – vivid, personal, enthralling, humbling and inspiring. It stands apart within the genre. P Balfour

Well written and fascinating story S Corcoran

Stranger In My Heart is an honest, intimate and tender account. At times, it brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. I loved it. Dr C Makepeace

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