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High society to wartime jail: Novel tells of British family whose luxury Hong Kong lifestyle was destroyed by Japanese during war

The privileged life of Siobhan Daiko's grandparents was shattered when they were removed from The Peak and imprisoned by the Japanese at Stanley. Seventy years after the end of the war, her novel The Orchid Tree, based partly on their experiences, gives insight into what went on in the civilian internment camp.

20 Jun 2016 - 12:44PM

The privileged life of Siobhan Daiko's grandparents was shattered when they were removed from The Peak and imprisoned by the Japanese at Stanley. Seventy years after the end of the war, her novel The Orchid Tree, based partly on their experiences, gives insight into what went on in the civilian internment camp.

High society to wartime jail: Novel tells of British family whose luxury Hong Kong lifestyle was destroyed by Japanese during war