The Ginger Tree

The Ginger Tree

Book - 2002
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In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attaché in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultous years in Asia, including two world wars and the catacylsmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923.
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2002
Edition: 1st Perennial classics ed
ISBN: 9780060959678
Branch Call Number: F WYN NVD
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 21 cm


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Feb 04, 2015

although this was written in forms of a diary and letters which I am usually not fond of as a writing style, I was interested from the beginning and could not let the book down. Good historical fiction about the Orient from the beginning of the 20th century to the second world war.

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