Stranger In My Heart

By Mary Monro

Retracing her father’s heroic escape across China in World War Two leads his daughter on a gripping voyage of discovery about him, China and, inevitably, herself.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

News & Reviews

Stranger In My Heart launched back in June 2018, so I thought I would let you faithful supporters know how things have been going since then. It would really help me if you could write a review of the book on Amazon - I have 26 customer reviews so far and I hope to reach 30+ with your help. There has been quite a lot of publicity for the book, both in the UK and internationally:

Bath Life – issue 368, 22 June 2018, p162 “Bath Lives” https://issuu.com/mediaclash/docs/bl368_final,

and issue 372, August 2018, p14 Society https://issuu.com/mediaclash/docs/bl372_final/64

Country Life - 20 June 2018, p99 “A Stranger In My Heart”

South China Morning Post Sunday Magazine, 8 July 2018, https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2153949/december-1941-british-officers-diary-describes

UK National Press, 18 July 2018:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6808437/major-john-monro-escaped-japanese-pow-camp-china-ww2/

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/daughter-discovers-hero-dad-risked-12943620

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5966907/Epic-1-200-mile-escape-WWII-British-Army-hero-fled-Japanese-PoW-camp-finally-told.html

China Radio International Ink & Quill (http://chinaplus.cri.cn/mychina/ink-and-quill/1410/20180803/165797.html) – 20 minute author interview, broadcast 4 August 2018

Shropshire Magazine – October 2018 issue

Shropshire Star – https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/nostalgia/2018/08/08/daughters-quest-to-uncover-the-story-of-her-war-hero-dad/

Odynovo Tours newsletter – August 2018 https://www.odynovotours.com/travel-blog/retracing-her-fathers-escape-route-in-china.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=feelzine&utm_campaign=vol201808-1&utm_term=guest-story&utm_content=info

I am also in discussion with a TV production company in LA who want to make the book into a TV series, so watch this space!

I hope you have had a great summer and are now settling into 'the season of mellow fruitfulness' - well it is in our garden! I've been making chutney, jam, ice cream and eating squash at every meal. Blackberry and apple crumble tomorrow!

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