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Best known for his "Asian Saga" novels: King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble House, Whirlwind and Gai-Jin. Also wrote The Children's Story.
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I'm not a novelist, but a storyteller. I'm not a literary figure at all.
During the Second World War, he joined the Royal Artillery. Aged eighteen, he was captured by the Japanese on the island of Java in 1942, and subsequently imprisoned in the notorious Changi jail. Changi became the setting of his first novel, "King Rat".