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Wild Swans by Jung Chang

It’s taken me a couple of months to read Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (first published in 1991), Jung Chang’s book about her grandmother, her mother and herself, telling of their lives in China up to and during the years of the violent … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings: Wild Swans by Jung Chang

I’m currently reading Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It begins: At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general, the police chief of a tenuous national government of China. The year was 1924 and China was in chaos. Much … Continue reading

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