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Polly Samson


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Polly Samson was born in London in 1962. Her father, Lance Samson, was originally from Hamburg but came to London in 1938 on the Kindertransport. Her mother, Esther Cheo Ying, is the author of Black Country to Red China, a memoir that moves from Shanghai to Dr Barnardo's and back to China where she became a Major in Mao's Army.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
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