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Empress Orchid

by Anchee Min

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Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2004, 352 pages
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    Apr 2005, 368 pages

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Phillippa Biggs

Fabulous historical fiction
This beautiful book recreates the lives - and frustrations - of some of the residents of the Forbidden City at a tumultus time in China's history, during the challenges and chaos of the opium wars and encroachment by colonial powers on China's territory, culture and traditions. As well as revealing the life and times of an amazingly intelligent survivor in the slow demise of the Imperial regime.... A wonderful book!
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