Thailand 1942: Sirinya and her family are members of V Organisation, an underground movement resisting the Japanese occupation of Thailand during World War Two. Sirinya risks her life to smuggle medicine into prisoner of war camps to help British and Australian POWs forced to labour on the Thai–Burma Railway. Her heart goes out to the prisoners — to one in particular — but war is cruel and the events of these years have repercussions for decades to come. Bamboo Road tells Sirinya’s wartime story of love and loss and how, in the 1970s, she returns to Thailand after a long absence living in Britain, to settle old scores from the war years.
Bamboo Road is part of a Southeast Asian WWII trilogy of historical fiction that can be read in any order and includes Bamboo Heart and Bamboo Island.
About the author
Ann Bennett was born in a small village in Northamptonshire, UK. She read Law at Cambridge and qualified and practised as a solicitor. During a career break, to have children, she started to write. Her father had been a prisoner of war on the Thailand–Burma Railway and the idea for a Southeast Asian WWII trilogy came from researching his wartime experiences. The research took her back to Asia, a place she loves and has returned to many times. She lives in Surrey with her husband and three sons and works in London as a lawyer.
Category Fiction / Historical