“Pursuit of the Golden Lily” is a new novel by R. Emery, inspired by her father's WWII POW diary. Initially documenting the author's journey to return the diary to Thailand where it was written, the Blog now follows her experiences as she self-publishes, launches the novel and reflects on topics woven into the narrative.

Friday, 24 July 2015

The Diary

This is my dad's diary.
Currently it's locked away in a safety deposit box to protect it from disintegrating.  There are fifty-six pages.  The writing is tiny.  It was dangerous to keep anything written down in the POW camps.  He rolled up this small exercise book and hid it in a bamboo pole.
My intention is to lend it to the Thailand-Burma Railway Center in Kanchanaburi.

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