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The Bamboo Heart

(2013)
(A Daughter's Quest)
(The first book in the Bamboo Heart series)
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From award-winning author Ann Bennett comes a captivating WW2 novel of love and survival - a daughter’s journey of discovery and a soldier’s strength in the bleakest of times.

When Laura Ellis, a successful city lawyer, arrives home to see her dying father Tom, a mysterious stranger is watching the house. This leads her to embark on a journey to discover their connection.

To do so, she has to retrace her father’s steps; to the Bridge on the River Kwai: where as a prisoner of war of the Japanese, Tom endured disease, torture and endless days of slavery; and to the beautiful island of Penang, to uncover his secrets from the 1930s.

For Tom made himself a promise: to return home. Not to the grey streets of London, where he once lived, but to Penang, where he found paradise and love.

As Laura searches for the truths Tom refused to tell her, in the places where he once suffered, lived and loved, she will finally find out the story behind his survival, and discover her own path to love and happiness..

A Daughter's Quest was previously published as Bamboo Heart. It won the won the award for fiction published in Asia, Asian Books Blog, 2015.

Praise for A Daughter’s Quest.

'A powerful story brilliantly told. Five Stars.' Richard Kandler, author of The Prisoner List.

'This outstanding novel is a powerful reminder of what prisoners of the Japanese suffered...' Amazon reviewer.






Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : Paperback
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Title: A Daughter's Quest (Echoes of Empire: A collection of standalone novels set in the Far East during WWII)
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 1-07-231007-4 / 978-1-07-231007-5
Publisher: Independently published
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August 2014 : Paperback
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 9814423734 / 978-9814423731
Publisher: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 1-78299-612-5 / 978-1-78299-612-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: FeedaRead.com
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 1-78706-089-6 / 978-1-78706-089-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
ISBN: 1-78706-125-6 / 978-1-78706-125-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bamboo Heart
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Daughter's Quest (Echoes of Empire: A collection of standalone novels set in the Far East during WWII)
Author(s): Ann Bennett
Publisher: Andaman Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU