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The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd
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Dec 05, 11

Read from November 28 to December 03, 2011

A 20 year old girl from Edinburgh travels to China in 1903 to marry a British military attache whom she has met only a couple of times. The marriage fails and she has an affair and a child with a Japanese Count. She is left to her own devices. The book - in the form of her diary tells the story of her life over the next forty years, covering two world wars.

The in depth knowledge of Japanese culture that the author brings is amazing. But at times the book drags- perhaps because of the style and the era being written about, but on balance this is enjoyable

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