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Oswald Wynd (1913 – 1998) was a Scottish writer, born in Tokyo of parents who had left their native Perth to run a mission in Japan. He went to school in Japan where he grew up speaking both English and Japanese. In 1932 he returned with his parents to Scotland, went to the University of Edinburgh and began to write novels. When World War II came he joined the Scots Guards but was then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps and sent to Malaya. At the time of the Japanese invasion, he was attached to the Indian Army on the east coast of Malaya, and his brigade covered the final withdrawal to Singapore. Cut off by the Japanese advance, he was lost alone for a week in the Johor jungle. Eventually he was captured and spent more than three years as a prisoner of war, during which time he was mentioned in dispatches for his work as an interpreter for prisoners. In Hokkaid?, during the last year of the war, he began a novel, Black Fountains, which in 1947 won the Doubleday Prize.

After the war he returned to Scotland via the Philippines, having now spent some twenty-three years of his life in the Far East. He lived in Scotland until his death in 1998 writing, among other books, the much acclaimed The Ginger Tree and a series of highly successful thrillers under the pseudonym of Gavin Black.

In the late 1980s The Ginger Tree was made into a television series by the BBC, with NHK, Japan and WGBH, Boston.

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Total Books: 23
The Ginger Tree
2003 - The Ginger Tree (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780907871033
ISBN-10: 0907871038
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Une odeur de gingembre
1999 - Une Odeur De Gingembre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782710309253
ISBN-10: 2710309254

The Ginger Tree
1990 - The Ginger Tree (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060973322
ISBN-10: 0060973323
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Ginger Tree
1981 - Ginger Tree (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780708906149
ISBN-10: 0708906141

The forty days A novel
The Forty Days a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780002212670
ISBN-10: 0002212676
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The forty days
The Forty Days (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780151326808
ISBN-10: 0151326800

Sumatra seven zero A novel of suspense
Sumatra Seven Zero a Novel of Suspense (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780304931385
ISBN-10: 0304931381

Hawser Pirates
Hawser Pirates (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780304935451
ISBN-10: 030493545X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Death The Red Flower
Death the Red Flower (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780450001635
ISBN-10: 0450001636

The Blazing Air
The Blazing Air (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780899190471
ISBN-10: 0899190472
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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