Surviving Tenko: the Story of Margot Turner

Penny Starns

The dramatic tale of Margot Turner's survival as a POW during the Second World War inspired the 1980s television series Tenko. Penny Starns describes the often horrific but occasionally heart-warming experiences of this unbreakable woman who went on to become a brigadier and matron-in-chief of the British Army nursing services.

Using recently released material from the National Archives and Turner's own words, Starns reanalyses the Pacific conflict against a backdrop of one person's incredible fortitude and strength, and brings the story of a remarkable woman to life.

Soft cover, photographs, 189 pages.

Surviving Tenko: the Story of Margot Turner