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[[ Read Epub ]] Ð Adventure, romance and war in the Far East: The Iris Hay-Edie Diary: A historical memoir ⚢ Adventure, romance and war in the Far East is a fascinating true story based on the diary and memoir of Iris Hay Edie, an attractive and free spirited Scottish girl who grew up in the glamorous French Riviera during thes Suffering under her strict mother, she ran away from home and never turned back Iris leads us on an enchanted journey around the world and through the Far East to what were then remote colonies of European empires during thes Reaching Hong Kong, she falls in love, but soon after, the Japanese invade the island and bomb her new home with her and her young family inside it Opting to escape prison camp, they flee across China, over the Hump of the Himalayas, to India, Kashmir and beyond Her outgoing and positive personality captivates the reader, and her old photos and postcards add an extra dimension of interest to this historical account of her extraordinary life as a rebellious, independent woman in a bygone era of colonial powers and decadence, of the brutal war in the Pacific, and of the growth of the Far East into the powerhouse that Asia is today Iris Hay Edie 1909 2009 The true life story of Iris, a Scottish born female, An attractive adventurous girl, a loving wife, and mother and later a lonely widow, surrounded by a large and beautiful family.From the French Riviera to Paris, then to London, running away from her unbearably tyrannical mother.She then takes a steamship to the Far East, to the far away Empires and European Colonies in the 1930 s to meet up with her brother and start a new life Arriving in Hong Kong she soon falls in Iris Hay Edie 1909 2009 The true life story of Iris, a Scottish born female, An attractive adventurous girl, a loving wife, and mother and later a lonely widow, surrounded by a large and beautiful family.From the French Riviera to Paris, then to London, running away from her unbearably tyrannical mother.She then takes a steamship to the Far East, to the far away Empires and European Colonies in the 1930 s to meet up with her brother and start a new life Arriving in Hong Kong she soon falls in love with a successful young Norwegian Shipping Agent, gets married and has a child Life is a beautiful dream then.But then on 8th December 1941, everything changes overnight, as Japanese Airplanes soon start bombing the city in preparation to the Japanese invasion.The essential part of the book starts here, based on Iris s War Diary She recorded events as they unfolded by the hour Hong Kong relentlessly bombed by Japanese Aircraft, until their own new home was hit by several bombs, while all the little family and some friends were taking cover in the basement Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the house was destroyed Eventually, Hong Kong had to surrender to the Japanese invasion In order to escape prison camp, they flee across China, by boat, foot, truck, and finally by air over the Himalaya to India and Kashmere In Bombay, Reidar, Iris s husband, could take up his work as shipping agent again and the family was safe The story continues in apeaceful way to unravel when Raidar retires and they all set up a new and beautiful home in Jamaica.The literary style of the writing is rather simple and straight forward, just like her diary, which was surely not intended to be published as a book one day Still, as the characters are all of a charming and attaching nature, and also for me the historical background was largely unknown in details, reading this book was really interesting and pleasant 4,25 starsKindle Edison I have dyslexia We have been adviced to wear black incase of Japanse places coming over If they see forgein loocking people they might juice machine guns The story of Iris Hay Edie is based on her memoir Her granddaughter Iris wrote the book In the book see writes For Iris s grand and great grandchildren it will serve as a reminder to them of the wonderful personality she was My opionon is that you can read that on the pages of the book But also was 4,25 starsKindle Edison I have dyslexia We have been adviced to wear black incase of Japanse places coming over If they see forgein loocking people they might juice machine guns The story of Iris Hay Edie is based on her memoir Her granddaughter Iris wrote the book In the book see writes For Iris s grand and great grandchildren it will serve as a reminder to them of the wonderful personality she was My opionon is that you can read that on the pages of the book But also was Iris a woman who In a time that that not was normal went alone on a road trip to Hong Kong, and later to Japan with her Son Jojo She drove cross country true Amerika with her brother and his friend She met her true love and had to leave Hong Kong for the Japanese The doctor in Hong Kong who they told about their route of escape had said that their was a big chance that the children would get sick or worse But they knew that the intern camps where worse for family s with young children What a brave person she was And chapeau to her grand daughter who mixed the story of Iris with pictures, pages of her memoirs andexplanation about the far east and trading in the far east It makes a story you should read What makes this story unique is it was originally written as a personal diary that spanned nearly 100 year of the author s life, most of the 20th century Of particular interest are the daily entries during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during the Pacific War of WWII where Iris and her young family were being bombed in their home and later had to flee across mainland China, over the Himalayas and into India.We including her photos and postcards she collected during her travels and during th What makes this story unique is it was originally written as a personal diary that spanned nearly 100 year of the author s life, most of the 20th century Of particular interest are the daily entries during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during the Pacific War of WWII where Iris and her young family were being bombed in their home and later had to flee across mainland China, over the Himalayas and into India.We including her photos and postcards she collected during her travels and during the war After careful editing and research to add supporting details of the events that she experienced, the story reads like it was intended to be published as a novel from the start, something that surely Iris never would have expected Her independent and adventurous character, combined with the extraordinary events that she experiences make her story outstanding