Commonwealth Books of Virginia is Pleased to Announce that it is Re-releasing Barbara Brooks Wallace’s Delightful Memoir of her Childhood Years in Pre-World War II China November 25 2014
If you enjoyed reading Kay Thompson's tales about Eloise at the Plaza and Kenneth Grahame's childhood narrations in "Golden Age" and "Dream Days", you will love Barbara "Bobbie" Wallace's charming, sometimes hilarious memories of her childhood in far away, long ago China
(PRWEB) November 25, 2014
Barbara "Bobbie" Wallace has written "Small Footsteps in the Land of the Dragon" for grown-ups who are not too old to be swept away. Bobbie is a fabulous storyteller, which is good because her unusual childhood is impossible to imagine. Her American father abandoned a fledgling career in Hollywood in the 1920s to sell lamp oil in China. He eventually became an executive for Standard Oil of China. A few years after the Russian Revolution, at sixteen-years of age, her mother left her war-torn homeland and came to live with relatives in Shanghai. after earning a nursing degree at the Harvard Medical School of China, she rose to become the head of nursing at Shanghai’s only sanitarium. The success of her parents allowed Bobbie and her sister to grow up with “modern” comforts in a country where they were scarce. When you read her book, you will see what precocious little Bobbie saw and hear what she heard. While her memories are full of humor, they also convey a child's awareness of the darker side of life in pre-war China.
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