Eurasian author Han Suyin whose real name was Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow died on Nov 2 at her home in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was 95.
She was best remembered for her best-selling semi-autobiographical novel “A Many-Splendored Thing".
Bapak had an entire collection of her books, one of which, for me stood out. It was "And The Rain My Drink", a novel she wrote when she was married to Leon F. Comber, a British officer who worked in
the Malayan Special Branch in Johor
after the World War Two.
Han Suyin's pseudonym was Elizabeth Comber.
Some people believe that the book - a vivid depiction of pre-independent Malaya - was also semi-autobiographical as Han Suyin used to work at the Johor Bahru General Hospital during the Emergency.
Here is The Washington Post article on her death.