Agency House, Malaya: The Girl in the Cheongsam – Susan Yorke (1962) (1st ed)


Agency House, Malaya: The Girl in the Cheongsam – Susan Yorke (1962) (1st ed)


Title: Agency House, Malaya: The Girl in the Cheongsam

Author: Susan Yorke

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Chuday, New York, 1962. First printing.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Good. Tears to the dust jacket spine on both edges, where small portions of the dust jacket are missing. Tanned pages. Binding tight, text clean. 242pp. 7″ by 5″.

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About the book (from jacket flap):

When Jimmy Peng and his twin sister Linda, Chinese orphans in the squatters’ settlement of Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, decided to learn English, they could not have foreseen where such initiative would lead – or that personal success would bring danger…

In Agency House the destinies of a diverse cast of characters are subtly interwoven as private lives assume public dimensions. Jimmy Peng, owner of a successful tourist business, and the flower-like Linda, just discovering love with an English executive, are startle and dismayed when the deadly Mr. Kim abruptly enters their lives. They have become pawns in the terrorists’ plot. Affected too are Sir Jason Pike, pounding the table of his board room in London; Skate Haggett, English Don Juan, forbidden by his firm’s rules to marry a native; Corinna Pike, sowing her wild oats in the Orient; Charles Thatch, American, who finds the blueprints of the bank building have been stolen; and Tunku Mohammed, staring out over the minarets and skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur from his government office and wondering if he can help in time.