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Java Nightmare - Daphne Jackson

Tabb House, 1979, Paperback.
Condition: Good. A little faded at the spine. Leans slightly. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.

First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Much has been written about the male side of captivity under the Japanese during the Second World War. But how did women fare? Java Nightmare, an autobiography, tells the enthralling story of companionship and endurance forged when women were tested to the limits of their human frailty. This book is a frank record of daily life in the concentration camps of a part of south-east Asia, revealing the horrors and squalors that had to be endured. But it is also a remarkable testimony to the power of the human spirit to survive. Further, it is a historical record of interest, from a period of cataclysmic change in the world’s social order.”


Size: 8½" x 6". [XIV] 158 pages.
£8.50