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Robert Barclay grew up in a picturesque English village, a 1000-year history engraved on tombstones and birth records in its Norman Church. Fate intervened when the family migrated to Australia in 1965 and seduced by the sea voyage, he yearned to see the world. During the Vietnam War, he found himself in the murky waterways of The Mekong Delta dismantling booby traps. The inspiration for his writing and charity work comes first-hand from the war-ravaged villages and the children affected by the inhumanity of adults.

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The Girl in the Orphanage

By Robert Barclay

RRP: $22.95
ISBN: 9781922751232
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DATE: 16th Jun 2022

The news shatters Katy's world. 

Her husband, Simon, has been murdered in a remote Cambodian border township. 

What was he doing there?

Unable to sleep, melancholy draws Katy into his study, seeking solace. 

A remembered smell, a half-read book, something. What she finds is an unfinished manuscript called Chavy’s Story hinting at Simon’s secretive work and tells the harrowing story of a young village girl trafficked for sex.

Katy travels to Cambodia in search of answers. 

The riddles buried in the pages of Chavy’s Story unmask a forgotten horror from Katy’s childhood, and for Clara, a beautiful Italian charity worker threatens to upset a lifetime of modesty.

Chavy’s Story will change Katy’s life forever...

“Masterful and gripping, as if the author anticipates everything we as readers will demand and he delivers…Exceptional follow on to The Diary of Katy Yehonala…” Kelly, Indiebook Reviewer

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