A Literary Evening with Rosie Milne

A Briton, Rosie Milne now lives in Singapore. She has written for numerous publications in the UK and Asia, and can offer comment on both Singapore, and life as an expat. She came to Singapore 10 years ago for her husband’s career, but it has been 18 years since she left London and New York. Rosie is running the popular Asian Books Blog and has a 20-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old son. In this novel Circumstance – Truth and lies in the Malayan Jungle tells about an adoring young bride who met her husband’s former mistress on the doorstep of her new home.


Wednesday, August 28

Adults’ Library, Thinkspace

Complimentary; light bites available

Members’ Guests are welcome


7:00 p.m. Registration and mingling

7:30 p.m. Author reading and Q&A

8:30 p.m. Mingling and discussion


Circumstance by Rosie Milne

Circumstance was inspired by The Force of Circumstance, a short story by W. Somerset Maugham and is the first in a trilogy of Maugham-inspired colonial tales set in 1920s Malaya.Frank is a colonial administrator in a remote district deep in the jungle. Rose is the innocent young bride he’s just brought out from England. Nony is the native mistress he’d previously abandoned, along with their four children. When Rose arrives in Malaya, she knows nothing of her new husband’s past. But how long can she remain ignorant? Frank, Rose and Nony soon become entangled in vines of secrecy and lying, they are snagged by thorns of bribery and blackmail, and caught in sticky webs of bluff and counter-bluff.



Registration preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information or to register, please drop by the Library, call 6739-4308 or email library@amclub.org.sg

Event Properties:

Event date: Wed-August-28-2019 12:00 am
Event End Date: Wed-August-28-2019 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited