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Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas
Growing Up in British Malaya and Singapore: A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas" is an autobiography of Maurice Baker's life in Malaya and Singapore from the 1920s to the 1940s. His memoir extends from the earliest of childhood memories with his family and friends up to the defeat of the British during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore.Baker's recounts are often ...more
ebook, 129 pages
Published September 4th 2014 by World Scientific Publishing Company
(first published January 1st 2014)
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this book is riveting, original and a quintessential read for any Singaporean interested in getting an authentic look at pre-1945 Singapore through the eyes of a great local pioneer. I had read Mr Maurice Baker's second book, Accidental Diplomat, and am delighted to note how this book, together with the first that recounts Singapore's founding years, builds a beautiful collective local historical narrative. His life is richly detailed throughout the two memoirs, with all its ups and downs, told ...more