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Tea & Cake with Barbara Anslow

Author of Tin Hats & Rice

Friday 15th March 2019 at Oasis Café from 3-4pm

Tickets £5 including Tea and Cake with Barbara’s Book only £12 (RRP £13.99)

“I can’t visualise us getting out of this, but I want to TRY to believe in a future,” wrote 23-year-old Barbara Anslow (then Redwood) in her diary on 8th December 1941, a few hours after Japan first attacked Hong Kong.

Her 1941-1946 diaries are an invaluable source of information on the civilian experience in British Hong Kong during the second world war, recording her thoughts and experiences through the fighting, the surrender, three-and-a-half years of internment, then liberation and adjustment to normal life. 

Local resident Barbara was thrilled when her diaries were finally published just a couple of months before her 100th Birthday and we are equally delighted to welcome her to Frinton to tell us all about them.

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