A privileged son of an English actress and an American tobacco exporter, Prising was a wealthy, pampered child in the 1930s Far East. When his parents were caught up in the Philippine occupation, the boy was separated from them and interned at Santo Tomas for three years, where his life changed dramatically.
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THE EMPRESS OF JAPAN
A HOME BY THE SEA
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