“Children’s book written by Japanese PoW in weekly instalments for son at boarding school printed 75 years later after manuscript found in loft”

A book, written by Arthur Stirby in installemts so that it could be sent to his son in boarding school, has been published 75 years later.

Arthur Stirby was a Japanese POW Camp survivor and wrote the book about a dog to “build a link” with his son Robert.

You can read more about the book, Now It Can Be Told, and how it came to be publsihed here.

One thought on ““Children’s book written by Japanese PoW in weekly instalments for son at boarding school printed 75 years later after manuscript found in loft””

  1. This is a really fun story that is beautifully illustrated, would absolutely recommend to anyone that “likes little dogs, silly stories and happy endings”.

    It should be noted however that the story is based in Europe and not the Far East as I had expected having read the “blurb” about the author and his experiences as a Japanese Prisoner of War.

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