To The Edge Of The Sky

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9780140287240: To The Edge Of The Sky

Anhua Gao's parents were hailed as revolutionary heroes. In her early years she knew love and support and grew up in a privileged world. But when they both tragically died, all she was left with was her parent's fading reputation to guide her through the horrors of 20th century China. This is the story of how Anhua first struggled with and then against the ideological machine of Red China. It is a story of pain and horror, turmoil and tragedy. But most of all it is the story of a woman who found courage, hope and humour and who, against unbelievable odds, survived.

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When Anhua Gao’s parents unexpectedly died, leaving her and her siblings orphans, they were hailed by Mao as revolutionary martyrs. But her parents’ reputation proved a fragile shield from the horrors of 20th–century communist China. Her safe and privileged world was to be torn apart by the whims of the state. This is the story of how Anhua first struggled with, and then against, the ideological machine of Red China. It is a story of tremendous suffering and appalling deprivation. But most of all, it is the story of a woman who, against unbelievable odds, survived to find a happiness she had not dared hope for. Anhua Gao was born in 1949 in Shandong Province and brought up in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province. She moved to England in 1994; this is her first book.

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Anhua Gao was born in 1949 in Shandong, Nanjing Province and moved to England after a lifetime of tremendous hardship in December 1994. This is her first book. She now lives in Folkestone, Kent.

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