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Running with the Tiger

Ansie Lee Sperry

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ISBN 10: 1442112506 / ISBN 13: 9781442112506
Published by Self Published, 2009
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Soft cover
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No other printings listed on the copyright page. SIGNED by Ansie L. Sperry on the front endpaper. At the top of the front endpaper is an applie lipstick kiss. There is very light wear to the covers, but the corners are gently turned and there are creases parallel to the spine where the covers have been opened to the glue lines. Bookseller Inventory # 12100715

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Title: Running with the Tiger

Publisher: Self Published

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Ansie Lee Sperry's beautiful and witty memoir combines passages from her personal diary, historical research, photos and sketches to portray the fascinating life of a woman who lived in challenging times. Ansie grew up in a prominent Hong Kong family, one of fourteen children in a household with four mothers. Sent to England for her education at the age of nine, she returned to Hong Kong after her father's murder. When WWII broke out, she left her comfortable life in Hong Kong society to volunteer for the war effort in the interior of China. She went on to travel throughout the South Pacific until the war caught up with her in the Philippines, where she was interned in a Japanese POW camp. It was there that she fell in love with her future husband. Ansie Lee Sperry was born in 1914, the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.

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