A tale of two women, their loves, lies and resilience during the Emergency in MalayaWhen young and naive Ruth set out to look for her husband Mark in Malaya in 1950, little did she expect to find herself in a country split by war and ideology and a rival for her husband's love that is as lovely and exotic as May. A story of human resilience, lies, treachery and love set during the Emergency in Malaya
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Chan Ling Yap was educated in Malaysia and the UK. She has a PhD in economics and was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Malaya and then Senior Economist in the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome. She now lives in the UK. Her novel New Beginnings won the Readers Popular Choice Award in 2014 in Malaysia while both Sweet Offerings and Bitter-Sweet Harvest were shortlisted for the award. Her fourth novel, A Flash of Water, was published in 2015. For more information visit www.chanlingyap.com.