The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
Publish date: 2009-09
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
I won this book through a giveaway on GoodReads which I entered because I thought the book looked intriguing. After perusing some reviews and ratings, I wasn’t sure that I would love it, but I decided it deserved a fair chance anyways. Once I started reading the first chapter, I had kind of a hard...
I requested this book based on the cover--I didn't know who Eastern Jewel was, which makes me wonder if I should somehow be ashamed to not know the history of my own race? Anyway. I asked for it, received it, and read it.I have to admit, it took me a while to finish. Not because I didn't enjoy the b...
This novel combines some of my favorite elements: historical fiction and Asian themes. There are many aspects of this novel that surprised me. While I did not mind the first person point of view, I really wish that I had gotten to know the main character better. The reader is given only glimpses int...
Maureen Lindley's "The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel" is a novel based on the life of Eastern Jewel, a cousin of China's last emperor (Pu Yi). She is sent to live in Japan by her father and eventually becomes a spy for the Japanese army during that country's occupation of China.Eastern Jewel is w...
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