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Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
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really liked it
bookshelves: asian-books

I enjoyed this story. It's the first time I've read author, Anchee Min, and I think she crafted an interesting look at China in the mid 1800's. The Forbidden City where the Emperor and his wives, concubines and eunuchs lived has always been of interest to me. I like stories about palace intrigues and this was a good one. I will read the sequel and other books I can find by the author. I picked it up on a whim as I was looking for a different book on the shelves of my library and my intuition was spot on that I would like it.
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Reading Progress

April 22, 2014 – Shelved
April 22, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 22, 2014 – Shelved as: asian-books
October 3, 2015 – Started Reading
October 4, 2015 –
page 149
42.33% "I am a sucker for this type of story~"
October 5, 2015 –
page 241
68.47% "I am a sucker for this type of story~"
October 5, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Louise This is, by far, her best book. After reading her other books & her autobiography, I've wondered if she owes this to a good editor.

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