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Running with the Tiger

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Ansie Lee Sperry's beautiful and witty memoir combines passages from her personal diary, historical research, photos and sketches to portray the fascinating life of a woman who lived in challenging times. Ansie grew up in a prominent Hong Kong family, one of fourteen children in a household with four mothers. Sent to England for her education at the age of nine, she return ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published May 6th 2009 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Robin Stevens
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolutely crucial source for me that reveals what it was like to grow up in a wealthy Hong Kong Chinese family in the 1920s. The life the Lees led - and the house they lived in - is vanished now, but this is an incredible and valuable record of that time. 12+

*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*
Susan
Sep 03, 2009 rated it liked it
I read this book because it was written by a friend's 94-year-old mother. She is an incredible woman, and her story is equally so. Much of the book is taken from journals she kept from her early childhood in a traditional Chinese family, education in England, travels through the South Pacific, and interment in a POW camp during WWII.
Jeff
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Mostly a slow read, though an interesting look at the prisoner camps, as they were different from the European camps that are more popular for historians. Also nice to hear about their travels in the Pacific.
Jane
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating story about Ansie Lee Sperry's experiences growing up in Hong Kong and traveling around the world before and during World War II.
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