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Peking, 1900. Amidst the terror of the Boxer Rebellion, a young China-born Englishwoman finds herself under siege alongside the city’s overseas population. Unaccustomed to European ways, Nina Ward embarks on an affair with married diplomat Oscar Fairchild, risking her future as death draws ever closer. Journalist Alistair Scott records the controversy, trying to separate ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Earnshaw Books
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Alice Poon
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read an advance copy of this novel for a blurb, which is as follows:

Lush and sophisticated. This is a seamless melding of two illicit love affairs with an atrocious historical event that took place in Peking, China in the summer of 1900. In elegant prose, Clare Kane vividly evokes the Boxer Rebellion catastrophe and deftly paints her characters of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in all their emotional complexity and bone-deep humanity. The riveting story and its sympathetic
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