Empress Orchid

by Anchee Min | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0747568332 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingdaffodil-2wing of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 6/30/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingdaffodil-2wing from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, June 30, 2017

This good condition paperback was bought from a stall in Hoveton St. John church, Norfolk.
It tells the story of 17 year old Orchid who competes to be one of the Emperor's wives to avoid marrying her cousin.

Journal Entry 2 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
REVIEW:- I had mixed feelings about this book as, although I enjoyed reading about Orchid's personal experiences, I got rather bored with all the detail about the warring factions in China. It was interesting to learn about the great differences in Orchid's life as a peasant compared with when she became an Empress living within the Forbidden City. I was very disappointed however when there was no detail given at all about the birth of her son- how she was treated or how she coped with labour. Maybe this was due to a lack of research or knowledge on the part of the author?
I was very glad to get to the end of this book and must confess to having skimmed it a bit in places and I don't think I'll be looking for further titles by this author.

I am reserving the book for another bookcrosser as part of the Wishlist Tag UK game.

Journal Entry 3 by wingdaffodil-2wing at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/27/2017 UTC) at North Walsham, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book will be off in the post to Brunton11 as part of the Wishlist Tag UK game.

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to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbrunton11wing at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 02, 2017
Arrived safely today - Thank you for the tag!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbrunton11wing at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 31, 2019
An interesting eye opening read to the goings on in the Forbidden City!

Reserved for the Royal Flush Sweepstakes.

Journal Entry 6 by Harobed82 at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thank you very much for this book and all the bookcrossing supplies! :)

"To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate façade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son.

Orchid trains herself in the art of pleasuring a man, bribes her way into the royal bed, and seduces the monarch, drawing the attention of dangerous foes. Little does she know that China will collapse around her, and that she will be its last Empress."

Journal Entry 7 by Harobed82 at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Interesting to learn some facts, but a bit too much details for my taste.

Journal Entry 8 by Harobed82 at Château des Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (5/30/2019 UTC) at Château des Ducs de Bretagne in Nantes, Pays de la Loire France

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