This is the story of two lovers and two great dynasties—one British, the other Chinese—and of the society that separated them and the passion that bound them. Opulence, terror, and forbidden passion prevail in 1930s Singapore. The country is as rich as its climate is steamy, and its bright future seems all but assured. Against all the unwritten canons of Singapore life, a wealthy British man falls in love with the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. Their love grows despite opposition from both of their families—and the imminent outbreak of war.
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Noel Barber is the author of six bestselling novels that draw upon his experience as a foreign correspondent from the 1940s to the 1960s, including The Black Hole of Calcutta, The Other Side of Paradise, and A Woman of Cairo. He died in 1988.Review:
'An astonishing fictional debut ... A great read' -- Daily Mail 'An exceedingly good book, and one of the can't put down variety ... a winner' M M Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions -- M M Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions 'Noel Barber has always done everything in a big way, with style, panache and a dash of adventure. But he has never written a story of such dimensions, such a sense of history and imagination as this first novel ... it is an intensely gripping and convincing story' -- Manchester Evening News 'Barber is a master' -- Mail on Sunday
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110025068407
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0025068407 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0941596
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025068407
Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0025068407