The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel

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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.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2009, c2008.
ISBN: 9780747596264
0747596263
9781596917033
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,20 cm.

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Racheal27
Aug 11, 2012

It's hard to believe that this is not fiction. It seems as if the book mainly derives from Lindley's imagination.

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Racheal27 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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