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Arion – he ran like the wind and spoke in Greek

Arion was the gray Arab loaned to Fletcher Thorson Wood in Shanghai by Artemis Fuller of H. Fogg & Company, who said Arion was “a distinguished old gentleman, not given to flights of fancy.” There is no record of FTW … Continue reading

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Yang Shen, Book I, 2nd Edition Now Available! The extraordinary romance of an American clipper ship officer – inspired by true events. In a China torn apart by rebellion and war, a lone American adventurer – Fletcher Thorson Wood – becomes … Continue reading

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Novel Yankee Mandarin now available

The novel Yankee Mandarin is now available at Amazon as a Kindle eBook. Yankee Mandarin tells the tale of Fletcher Thorson Wood, a 19th century American soldier-of-fortune who returns to China in the midst of the bloodiest civil war in human history. … Continue reading

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Yankee Mandarin: Experimenting with eBook formatting

Yankee Mandarin is a publisher’s experiment in repackaging our title Yang Shen for what we are told is a different audience – readers who buy eBooks and make them bestsellers on Amazon. This edition of the novel has been reduced to bare essentials, … Continue reading

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Free Excerpt from the novel Yankee Mandarin

Click here to download PDF Prelude Wednesday, April 18, 1860, 6:30pm “Have a small heart tonight – be careful,” said the lodaai – the old-great, the junk master. “I smell seaweed rotting on rocks above the tide, over here, and … Continue reading

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