The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel - Maureen Lindley

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel


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  • Автор: Maureen Lindley
  • Год издания: 2009
  • Кол-во страниц: 304
  • Издательство: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-0-7475-9626-4
  • Серия: -
  • Формат: мягкая обложка

Описание книги

Peking, 1914. Eight-year-old Eastern Jewel peers from behind a screen as her father, Prince Su makes love to a servant girl. Caught spying by her thirteenth sister, Eastern Jewel’s sexual curiosity sees her banished to live with distant relatives in Tokyo, then forced into a passionless marriage in freezing Mongolia. Increasingly isolated, at night she is plagued by disturbing fantasies and unsettling dreams. But she refuses to be pinned down by anyone – least of all a man – and in the dazzling city of Shanghai she puts her thrill-seeking nature to work spying for the Japanese, spurning everything she once held dear… Based on the real-life story of Yoshiko Kawashima, Chinese princess turned ruthless Japanese spy, "The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel" is an intoxicating tale of sexual manipulation and self-discovery that spans three countries and a world war.