The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel

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An electrifying epic, based on the incredible true story of a Chinese princess turned spy.

Peking, 1914. When the eight-year-old princess Eastern Jewel is caught spying on her father's liaison with a servant girl, she is banished from the palace, sent to live with a powerful family in Japan. Renamed Yoshiko Kawashima, she quickly falls in love with her adoptive country, where she earns a scandalous reputation, taking fencing lessons, smoking opium, and entertaining numerous lovers. Sent to Mongolia to become an obedient wife, Yoshiko mounts a daring escape and eventually finds her way back to Peking high society--this time with orders from the Japanese secret service.

Based on the true story of a rebellious woman who earned a controversial place in history, The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel is a vibrant reimagining of a thrilling life--a rich historical epic of palace intrigue, sexual manipulation, and international espionage.

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


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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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Aug 11, 2012

Racheal27 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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