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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Shanghai Wife
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'Shanghai, 1925: Leaving behind the loneliness and trauma of her past in country Australia, Annie Brand arrives to the political upheaval and glittering international society of Shanghai in the 1920s. Journeying up the Yangtze with her new husband, the ship's captain, Annie revels in the sense of adventure but when her husband decides the danger is too great and sends her back to Shanghai, her freedom is quickly curtailed.

'Against her will, Annie finds herself living alone in the International Settlement, increasingly suffocated by the judgemental Club ladies and their exclusive social scene: one even more restrictive than that she came from. Sick of salacious gossip and colonial condescension, and desperate to shake off the restrictions of her position in the world, Annie is slowly drawn into the bustling life and otherness of the real Shanghai, and begins to see the world from the perspective of the local people, including the servants who work at her husband's Club.

'But this world is far more complex and dangerous than the curious Annie understands and unknowingly, she becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as well as a passionate and forbidden love affair she could not have predicted: one with far–reaching consequences…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Dedication:

    For Oliver, Clare & Zoe and for my intrepid grandmother, Ilma Hilda Harcourt.

  • Other formats: Also dyslexic edition
  • Other formats: Also braille.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HQ Fiction , 2018 .
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      Extent: 352p.p.
      • Published 18 June 2018.

      ISBN: 9781489249142, 1489249141
Last amended 22 May 2019 12:46:14
  • Shanghai,
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1925
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