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THE LAST EMPRESS, Anchee Min. A sympathetic and respectful view of the Dowager Empress

THE LAST EMPRESS, Anchee Min. A sympathetic and respectful view of the Dowager Empress

To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate facade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son.

To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate facade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son.

A beautifully emotional novel that transports the reader to the royal courts of ancient China.

Empress Orchid (The last Empress of China)

A beautifully emotional novel that transports the reader to the royal courts of ancient China.

Empress Orchid- I love a book that sweeps me completely away to another time and place. And this does just that.

Empress Orchid- I love a book that sweeps me completely away to another time and place. And this does just that.

One of a good reading by Anchee Min The last Empress and Empress Orchid. The story about the life of Empress Dowager Ci xi

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One of a good reading by Anchee Min The last Empress and Empress Orchid. The story about the life of Empress Dowager Ci xi

2012 - Empress Orchid by Anchee Min - I first read this book five years ago and have been looking forward to rediscovering it again. I love the decadence of it all. Just wish I hadn't accidentally bought the large print version, people can read it the next carriage down!

Review: Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

2012 - Empress Orchid by Anchee Min - I first read this book five years ago and have been looking forward to rediscovering it again. I love the decadence of it all. Just wish I hadn't accidentally bought the large print version, people can read it the next carriage down!

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min - I love a tale of a strong woman before her time that learned how not to rock the boat ( too much ) but still get her way

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min - I love a tale of a strong woman before her time that learned how not to rock the boat ( too much ) but still get her way

Chelan Seaplanes is a terrific float plane service located on Lake Chelan.  30 minutes in the air gets you to Stehekin at the head of the lake fifty-five miles north!

Chelan Seaplanes is a terrific float plane service located on Lake Chelan. 30 minutes in the air gets you to Stehekin at the head of the lake fifty-five miles north!

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