After Shanghai

After Shanghai Shanghai in the twenties and thirties its name signified glamour intrigue and bizarre self indulgence Born there into a wealthy English ship owning dynasty Clio Oliver has a childhood as cloistered

  • Title: After Shanghai
  • Author: Alison McLeay
  • ISBN: 9780330344845
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shanghai in the twenties and thirties its name signified glamour, intrigue, and bizarre self indulgence Born there into a wealthy English ship owning dynasty, Clio Oliver has a childhood as cloistered and lavish as that of any princess When her grandfather s death summons her to England, she s still a child, but has some idea that Daddy has a new friend one like thShanghai in the twenties and thirties its name signified glamour, intrigue, and bizarre self indulgence Born there into a wealthy English ship owning dynasty, Clio Oliver has a childhood as cloistered and lavish as that of any princess When her grandfather s death summons her to England, she s still a child, but has some idea that Daddy has a new friend one like those he used to know in China Clio soon finds herself trapped between two cultures As a married woman, she returns to Shanghai seeking the safe cocoon of her childhood only to find deceit, betrayal, and the threat of Japanese destruction But everything changes in time, she learns, and what endures is the memory.

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    1. AFTER SHANGHAIAlison McLeayMany years ago I read a novel called The Wayward Tide, written by Alison McLeay. It was a wonderful book, one to keep for re-reading every decade or so (being a rather hefty tome).For many years I had another of her books, After Shanghai, in one of my many ‘to read’ stacks and have only now gotten around to it. There were a couple of other McLeay novels in-between, neither of which matched the magnificence of Tide.Only now have I found its equal.After Shanghai is t [...]

    2. My favourite book af all time. I don't remember when I first read it, but I have read it every year since. As soon as I finish it, I want to start it all over again.

    3. Gorgeously sentimental, it's easy to forgive this book its overwritten pomp and sparkle, and appreciate it for the solid historical romance romp it is.

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