Heaven Tempers the Wind. A Memoir by Hazel Barker

HAZEL lives in Rangoon with her family in the wonder and bliss of childhood until the bombing of Burma in Christmas 1941 wrenches them from their home.

Sickness and starvation take their toll. The youngest sister gets smallpox and the older one dies of plague. A brother takes part in sabotage against the invaders. Another feeds his younger siblings with bones brought home by their dog.

Caught up in the traumas of war, Hazel thinks she’s on a holiday at first. Later on, she pines for her comfortable home, her dolls, and above all, her beloved sister.

Will the family survive the war, and will Hazel ever overcome her long-lingering emotional aftermath?


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8 responses to “Heaven Tempers the Wind. A Memoir by Hazel Barker

  1. Congratulations Hazel on the completion of your memoir. Great cover, too!

  2. sarasutherland2014Sara Sutherland

    I see you have found a title for your memoir, Hazel, and as Nene says, a really great cover picture. If I may make a suggestion, I think you need a little more information for a really good “taster” to get people interested and keen to read it. Congratulations, Sara

  3. judy Rogers

    I am looking forward to reading this, Hazel!


    You can’t start a new chapter in your life if you’re still re-reading the old one. Have a great day.


  4. casworthy

    What an impressive cover Hazel! When will it be available to buy? Congratulations again! Love Carole

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