Frances Clemmow is the author of ‘Days of Sorrow, Times of Joy’ (2016)

Fran Clemmow was born in China and lived there until the age of six when she and her elder sister went to boarding school in England – a completely different culture from that she had known. Shortly after, the worldwide disruption of WWII – including three years internment of her parents and young brother by the Japanese invaders – meant she was not to see the rest of the family again for over six years, making a lasting impact on her young life. Fran brings insight and integrity to this amazing tale of a most unusual family.