New book ‘Lilly & Ian’ teaches readers power of love

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Ian T. Walker reminisces on romance spanning from China to Australia

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Australian author Ian T. Walker bridges the gap between his homeland and China with his new book, “Lilly & Ian: Mouse & Dragon” (published by Partridge Singapore).

At 60 years old, Walker returns to Australia from three months’ travel in India. Now, he finds himself mesmerized by a face on a computer screen. Her name is Lilly and he’s never seen such a beautiful woman. At that instant, he knows his life has changed. After writing 80 letters back and forth over a year’s time, Walker travels to China to meet Lilly, a 50 year old masseuse and doctor. As weeks pass, their love grows despite their language barrier. Walker shares Lilly’s story of growing up negative 30 degree weather, in poverty with illness and despair. He is amazed by Lilly’s determination.

Within this book is another book: “Mouse and Dragon.” This book is a compilation of 14 children’s stories expressing the ideals of love. These are inspired from the main text and woven into it.

This is a book about contemporary Chinese politics sprinkled with love. The author says it is a must-read for men who seek a Chinese relationship. The book identifies socio-political traditions which are unique to Asia and stresses the ingratitude of governments to social innovation and change. With China’s natural environment mirroring the complexities of the human environment, the book uses the story of Lilly and Ian’s love as a symbol of change and inspiration for all the women of China.

“Lilly & Ian”
By Ian T. Walker
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781482832204
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781482832198
E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781482832211
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ian T. Walker grew up in a natural environment. His creative parents fostered in him a sense of respect for the creative realms. Walker had his first exhibition of paintings at age 13 and has written more than 100 children's stories and more than 20 books.

Partridge Singapore is supported self-publishing imprint from Author Solutions LLC. Author Solutions is a stand-alone company within the Penguin Random House Group. Author Solutions operates independently and powers Partridge along with several other self-publishing imprints. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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