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Reviews from various sources of titles published by Old China Books

Novels About China: Guest Post at Historical Tapestry

From Marg at Historical Tapestry: “Today, I am thrilled to introduce James Lande from Old China Books to give us a fantastically comprehensive list of suggested reading about China!” Historical Tapestry invited James to guest post with a discussion of historical novels … Continue reading

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Precious Moon by Siobhan Pratt (Book Review)

Siobhan Pratt’s Precious Moon  tells of Katie, a wandering English girl lost in the Argentine highlands, who steps away from a bus crashed high in the mountains into another world. Alex, an English doctor working at a local clinic, comes … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dew Drop Inne by Kenneth Weene (Book Review)

Kenneth Weene’s Tales from the Dew Drop Inne tells of the Runyonesque regulars at an Albuquerque, New Mexico, bar called the Dew Drop Inne, ala Cheers, but more gritty than glitzy. The Dew Drop Inne is more “an island of floating debris” where people … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction About China

(This is the original of the article mentioned in an earlier old China Books post Novels About China: Guest Post at Historical Tapestry.) Historical Tapestry has invited me to guest post with a discussion of historical novels set in China. This in … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by jjchats

By  JJ Chats – See all my reviews   This review is from: Yang Shen: The God from the West, Book 1 – Landfall, 1860 (Paperback) The story begins with the hero Fletcher Thorson Wood making his way to Shanghai … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by David

By David Format:Paperback James Lande has told a whale of a yarn here. His hero steps ashore in 1860 Shanghai, vibrating with trade between what we now call the Western Powers and China,a China split by one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by RK

By RK Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase Yang Shen: The God from the West puts the reader directly into the chaos of mid-19th. century Shanghai. As a center for international trade, the Shanghai of 1860 was a turbulent mix of Chinese and … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by rcnewt

By rcnewt Format:Paperback Having recently finished the unabridged version of Les Miserables, when I began Yang Shen I immediately noticed a similarity between the technique of Mr Lande with the work of Victor Hugo. Both authors have interspersed chapters containing … Continue reading

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