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”,

and issue 372, August 2018, p14 Society

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

South China Morning Post Sunday Magazine, 8 July 2018,

UK National Press, 18 July 2018:

China Radio International Ink & Quill ( – 20 minute author interview, broadcast 4 August 2018

Shropshire Magazine – October 2018 issue

Shropshire Star –

Odynovo Tours newsletter – August 2018

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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