Author Talk: Heather Morris

Join Penrith City Libraries and Heather Morris as she talks about her new book, “Sisters Under the Rising Sun”.

The evening is $5 per person and includes light refreshments. Register at the Eventbrite.

A story of women in war: a novel of resilience, bravery and friendship in the darkest of circumstances.

It is February 1942. Amid the turmoil of World War II, a group of Australian Army nurses, among them Nesta James and Vivian Bullwinkel, have just arrived in Singapore. The women have fled there from Malaya, where they had been caring for Allied troops. Their hope is to remain in the beleaguered British colony to continue their mission of treating the sick and wounded.

Norah Chambers, an English musician, has also fled to Singapore from Malaya, where she had been living with her husband and her eight-year-old daughter, Sally. Two months earlier, she had sent her child away on a ship bound for Australia, desperate to keep her safe from invading Japanese forces.

Drawing upon their real-life experiences, Heather Morris chronicles the powerful bonds of sisterhood among the 500 Australian, English, Dutch and New Zealand women who struggled and survived together for nearly four years. The result of Heather’s passionate commitment to ensuring that the bravery of these nurses, mothers and daughters is recognised, Sisters under the Rising Sun has all the elements loved by her millions of readers: strong women, courage against the odds and the power of friendship and community.

QBD will be selling copies of Heather’s book on the night.

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