The Penang Collection

Three powerful novels from a prize-winning storytellerSet before, during and after World War 2 on the beautiful Far Eastern island of Penang, these books and their memorable...

Prisoner from Penang

A vivid and moving story of sacrifice, hope and humanity. From the best-selling author of The Pearl of Penang.After Penang is attacked by the Japanese at the end of 1941, Mary...

Storms Gather Between Us

Since escaping his family’s notoriety in Australia Will Kidd has been content to live the life of a wanderer, but everything changes when he comes face to face with a ghost from...

The Alien Corn Canadians Series, Book 2

They faced up to the challenges of war — but can they deal with the troubles of peace?Canadian Jim Armstrong married in haste during the Second World War after a one-night...

Letters from a Patchwork Quilt

A heartbreaking story of love and lossIn 1875, 18-year-old would-be poet, Jack Brennan, runs away from home to avoid being pushed into the priesthood. Life soon looks rosy for...

The Pearl of Penang Winner of the 2020 Selfies Adult Fiction Prize

"Following the death of my wife, I am in need of support and companionship. I am prepared to make you an offer of marriage."Evie Fraser, paid companion to a crotchety spinster,...

The Chalky Sea

Two troubled people in a turbulent world.In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum...

The Frozen RIver

Three strong women make their way in 1950s Canada English hairdresser, Ethel, is alone after the deaths of her family and her wartime fiancé. Widow and single mother, Alice,...

A Painter in Penang A Gripping Story of the Malayan Emergency

Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Barrington hates everything about living in Kenya and longs to return to the island of Penang in British colonial Malaya where she was born. Expulsion...

A Greater World A Woman's Journey

A wrenching saga of the voyage that changed their livesElizabeth Morton, born into a prosperous family, and Michael Winterbourne, a miner, come from different worlds but when...