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The Chequer Board

John Turner, a young man with a checkered past, has been told he has just one year to live. He decides to use his time in search of three very different men he met briefly during the war: a snobbish British pilot, a young corporal accused of murder, and a black G.I. accused of attempted rape. Along the way, Turner learns about forgiveness, tolerance and second chances, and overcomes his fear of death.

Important places

Irrawaddy River (1)
Penzance (34)
Watford (7)
Yangon (15)


Cornwall (1,679)
Hertfordshire (78)
Yangon (15)
Mandalay (12)


Myanmar (252)
United Kingdom (21,421)

Other geographical areas

Shan Plateau (20)
Indochina Peninsula (557)
East of England (871)
South West (2,602)
South-Eastern Asia (2,613)