Dorset born writer and musician, Marjorie Lazaro arrived in 1950s London, where she married her Burmese husband. She was a teacher, farm worker, has worked for a major charity and in IT, and travelled from Chicago and Bolivia to Albania and Malaya. She plays violin, keyboard and African drums.
'Super impressive book'
'It certainly brought back a lot of memories and feelings, and I can remember that wish for a letter from home and the feeling when it came - I cannot cope with what they are saying. And the guilt...The first time you mentioned the diamond earrings - that was masterly...'
'A story of the head and the heart, moving and engaging'
'...pacing and social observation.'
'...particularly liked learning about Burma...admiration for your knowledge of music...love scenes very tender...subtle exploration of racial prejudice'
Events: August 1 Book signing at Iain Rennie Bookshop in Tring
September Sat morning, eptember 17, 11 am. Waterstones in Berkhamsted
September 7, 6.30-7.30 at Greenwich Centre Library, a Library Late Author's Talk and Readings
September 14, 11 am, Coffee morning reading at Askew Road Library, Shepherds Bush, W12 9AS
September 15, 7 pm, Talk/reading at Kingston Library, KT1 2PS
September 23, 7 pm, Book launch at Travelling Through bookshop, 131 Lower Marsh, SE1
Author event at Croydon Library, date tbc
December 3 2.30-4.30, literary event at Berkhamsted Quaker Meeting House