The Widow and Her Hero

The Widow and Her Hero – Thomas Kennealy

A thinly fictionised version of the events of the ill fated Operation Rimau during WWII. It resulted in the capture, repeated torture and finally execution of several Australians at the hands of the Japanese in Singapore, just 4 weeks before the Japanese surrender. This link explains both the historical events and a review of the book.

Enjoyable, again the book struck me as factual and historical rather than engaging me with emotion in the drama and making me identify with Grace. But, it was a good read and I finished it in just over a week, so not overly difficult reading.

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