- A Week in September: A Story of Enduring Love From the Burma Railway
A Week in September: A Story of Enduring Love From the Burma Railway
Doug Heywood was a teenager when he discovered in a shoebox hidden in a wardrobe hundreds of letters written by his father Scott Heywood. As a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, Scott wrote almost daily to his young wife Margery on scraps of paper that had to be hidden from guards. These letters tell of an enduring love – and also, intriguingly, of how Scott dealt with the most brutally testing circumstances.
This is the untold story of one ordinary man and his war. Woven through it is Margery's story, as she waited anxiously with their two young children in rural Victoria, trapped in an emotional rollercoaster, unaware that he was writing letters to her that could not be posted. This is a powerful and moving story of love, resilience and survival.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2021.
Format: Soft cover, 368 pages.
Dimensions: 23.5 cm (h) x 15.5 cm (w) x 2.5 cm (d) / 446 grams.