Praise for At Least We Lived  from acclaimed author Rana Mitter: "At Least We Lived is a marvelous combination - it is an adventure story of a young, daring couple who found love in the midst of a terrible war, and it is also a slice of history that is too often forgotten"

- Prof. Rana Mitter, author of Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945.

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At Least We Lived is April's #1 bestseller at Bookazine, Hong Kong's leading bookstore.

At Least We Lived featured in the December issue of Hong Kong Tatler. 

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At Least We Lived: The Unlikely Adventures of an English Couple in World War II China

by Emma Oxford

At Least We Lived is the remarkable story of Max and Audrey Oxford, a British couple who met and married in China at the height of the Second World War. Their stories - from Max's Christmas Day escape from Hong Kong under fire from the Japanese, to the journey Audrey embarked on alone that would take her thousands of miles away from her family - are reminders of a time and place far removed from the technologies and speed of modern life. Written by their daughter Emma, the book expertly weaves together Max and Audrey's personal stories with the history of China and how World War II shaped the region and those in it.