A bestseller in England, this bittersweet story of love and betrayal in the Far East is the source of the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries.
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Oswald Wynd (1913-1998) was born in Tokyo to Scottish missionaries and spent his formative years in Japan. He attended the University of Edinburgh and joined the Scots Guards in 1939. During World War II, Wynd spent three years as a Japanese prisoner of war; it was at this time that he began to write seriously. He is the author of many novels including The Blazing Air and Death the Red Flower. Under the pseudonym Gavin Black, Wynd wrote many well-received thrillers. He died in Scotland.Review:
"Wonderful" (New York Times)
"Marvelous" (-- The Spectator (London))
"Ripping Yarn" (-- Daily Record (Scotland))
“One of the few contemporary novels to show Japan as it was and is.” (—Japan Times)
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Book Description Perennial, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000169254
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Book Description HarperPerennial. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, bend in cover, 294 pages. A totally brilliant novel. -- Auberon Waugh, Literary ReviewBy the end, it is the reader who sheds the tears his heroine has kept back for almost 40 years. -- Nicholas Shakespeare, Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. In 1903 Mary Mackenzie sails for China to marry the British Military Attache, a man who turns out to be every bit as chilly as the Peking Winter. During one of his many absences, Mary has an affair with a Japanese soldier, Count Kurihama, but her pregnancy is impossible to keep secret. Rejected by husband, mother and country, and forced to leave her daughter behind, Mary flees to Japan. The Ginger Tree tells the fascinating story of her survival, isolated and alone, in this alien culture. Bookseller Inventory # 11831
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