The Seed and the Sower

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Filmed as the acclaimed Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence starring David Bowie and Tom Conti.

This is war as experienced in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java in 1942. It is the story of two British officers whose spirit the Japanese try to break. Yet out of the terrible violence and hardship strange bonds of love and friendship are forged between the prisoners – and their jailers.

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Overview

Filmed as the acclaimed Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence starring David Bowie and Tom Conti.

This is war as experienced in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java in 1942. It is the story of two British officers whose spirit the Japanese try to break. Yet out of the terrible violence and hardship strange bonds of love and friendship are forged between the prisoners – and their jailers.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780899666570
  • Publisher: Buccaneer Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1990
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 256

Meet the Author

Laurens van der Post was born in Africa in 1906. Most of his adult life was spent divided between Africa and England. His professions of writer and farmer were interrupted by ten years in the army, behind enemy lines in Abyssinia, the Western Desert and the Far East where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese while commanding a small guerrilla unit. He went straight from prison back to active service in Java. He was awarded the CBE for his services in the field.
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