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Author Lindley, Maureen.

Title Private papers of eastern jewel : a novel / Maureen Lindley.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Fiction  LINDLEY    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 288 pages ; 21 cm
Note "Reading group guide inside"--Cover.
Summary 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.
Subject Kawashima, Yoshiko, 1906?-1948 -- Fiction.
Princesses -- China -- Fiction.
Women spies -- Japan -- Fiction.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Fiction.
China -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781596917033 paperback $14.00
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