Hilary was born in Singapore of British parents. After fleeing the Japanese invasion early in World War II, Hilary, with her mother and sister, two tin trunks of possessions and five English pounds, found themselves refugees in a strange, new land – Australia. Hilary and her husband worked two years as missionaries in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. She has lived in the United States for the past 34 years. Her book, From War to When reflects her experiences.
MANA: Briefly describe to readers what From War to When is about.
Hilary George (HG): From War to When depicts some of my life experiences, how they affected me and what I learned from them. It ends with a letter to my children followed by a prayer for everyone.
MANA: Would you explain to readers what the title of the book, From War to When mean? It's assumed that the war is about World War II but what does "When" mean?
HG: World War II changed my life forever but my story is not finished yet. The "When" will be the fulfillment of lifetime hopes and dreams.