Tag Archives: Anchee Min

A Peek Into My Splendid Concubine

One of my favourite reads recently was My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse. It captured my imagination and aroused my curiosity about nineteenth century China. I knew little about the period before I began reading it so the novel both … Continue reading

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My Splendid Concubine – She’s Coming Here

I recently read My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse. Set in nineteenth century China, it’s a love story between Robert Hart, inspector general of China’s Customs Service, and his concubine, Ayaou. As I turned the pages I swiftly slipped into … Continue reading

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