Tanamera: A Novel of Singapore – Noel Barber (1981) (1st ed)

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Tanamera: A Novel of Singapore – Noel Barber (1981) (1st ed)

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Title: Tanamera

Author: Noel Barber

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 1981. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Near fine. 640pp.

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About the book (from jacket flap):

Sweeping from pre-World War II Malaya, where the British ruled a steamy polyglot colony, through the bloody days of the Japanese occupation to the birth of a nation, Tanameera is a powerful novel of two great dynasties – one British, the other Chinese – the society that segregated them and passion that bound them.

John Dexter, heir to a fabulous financial empire, and Julie Soong, daughter of Singapore’s richest and most powerful Chinese family, could have secret rendezvous at Raffles but not meet at restricted clubs, could share each other’s childhoods but not plan for a joint future, could be friends but not lovers. Yet against all odds and every warning they became lovers, and so began an affair that would outlive separation and betrayal, forced marriage and long-buried family secrets, the turmoil of war as the Japanese battled and bayonetted their way through Malay and the upheaval of peace as the communists conspired for their own form of independence.