The Singapore Grip

By JG Farrell.

With Robert Glenister, Jonathan Cake, Samantha Spiro and David Thorpe.Young Matthew arrives in Singapore to join the family rubber-producing firm.

The threat of Japanese assault seems more remote than the persistent romantic attentions of Joan, his business partner's daughter.

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By JG Farrell.

With Robert Glenister, Jonathan Cake, Samantha Spiro and David Thorpe.Young Matthew arrives in Singapore to join the family rubber-producing firm.

The threat of Japanese assault seems more remote than the persistent romantic attentions of Joan, his business partner's daughter.

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Life for ex-pats in Singapore in 1942 is as luxurious as ever.

But for Matthew Webb, the recently arrived heir to the biggest rubber business, those rumblings from the East bespeak war.

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As the Japanese invasion of Singapore looms, the attentions of the young heir to the island's rubber industry are being directed to the two beautiful women in his life.