Music on the bamboo radio
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Nicholas Highgate, separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, is smuggled to the mainland by his Chinese nurse and disguised as a Chinese boy.
As he grows to manhood he witnesses the atrocities and deprivations of the Japanese occupation and is himself drawn into the Communist resistance activities.
The book ends when the Japanese surrender and Nicholas is reunited with what remains of his family.