Diary of a Girl in Changi by Sheila Allan, Prison, POW, Sime Road Camp, Quilts
DIARY OF A GIRL IN CHANGI is the moving personal account of a young girl living in the midst of hardship and adversity. Written on scraps of paper which were kept hidden in her quarters, Sheila Allan's diary is a record of the daily lives of those interned in Changi. On the one hand, these were years of wasted youth; on the other, they provided a rich learning experience in a community of close comradeship. Tolerance, humour and creativity, and above all, an undying hope for the future, colour her memories of this period. This new edition includes a new preface and conclusion, which brings the author’s life up-to-date. The book also includes information on the Changi quilts. These embroidered squares, individually created and signed by the women internees, were sewn together into three separate quilts.
Paperback published in 2004. Copy in VGC, pages lightly tanned, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy.
***Book pictured is the book in stock. Same day dispatch from Australian address.***
***Australian customers can purchase as many books as they like for a one-off postage fee of $13.40. That's right! All you can read for just $13.40 postage!!***
***International customers are advised to email for a shipping quote before purchasing. As a rough guide, allow up to three times the quoted local price.***
NOTES ON BOOK GRADING
Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.
Like new: A book in excellent condition. Cover is shiny and undamaged, and the dust jacket is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins.
Very good (VGC): A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no major creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
Good (GC): A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.
Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.