Escape from Singapore – S. C. George (1947)


Escape from Singapore – S. C. George (1947)


A novel for young readers on an English boy’s adventures during the Japanese Occupation, by a British wing commander who served in Singapore before the war.

Title: Escape from Singapore

Author: S. C. George, Barbara Shaw (illus)

Publisher: Hollis and Carter, 1947. Second printing.

Condition: Hardcover, with price-clipped dust jacket. Very good. Minor wear to dust jacket, including a small tear to dust jacket spine. Very slight foxing to prelims. Binding tight, pages very clean. 188pp., app 7″ by 4″.

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About the book (from jacket flap):

The adventures of an English boy, who was in Malaya when the Japanese first bombed to Singapore, up to the time of his escape to Australia, told by an author who was himself in Singapore until shortly before the surrender. The Malayan campaign is a background to the first part of the story and, although the book was completed long before the Japanese surrender, the text has needed no alterations as a result of subsequent information. Many actual escapes were even more incredible than the exploits of David Blake and his father and of the commandos with whom much of their time was spent, but this grand tale, with its drama and many tense moments, has the stuff in it to hold young readers spellbound.