Empress Orchid

by Anchee Min | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0747568332 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Scruffykaz of Rainham, Kent United Kingdom on 5/20/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Scruffykaz from Rainham, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, May 20, 2007
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

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 facade 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.

Released 10 yrs ago (6/19/2009 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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I bought this book from a charity shop yeeears ago and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. It is no nearer the top of Mt TBR so I am releasing it into the bookbox and am hoping it finds an appreciative reader.

Journal Entry 3 by Chucklesthescot from Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, June 26, 2009
Taken from soffitta1's asian themed bookbox. I've been wanting to read this one for ages so thank you Scruffykaz!

Journal Entry 4 by Chucklesthescot from Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Putting this book back into the bc bookysphere! I picked up my own copy in a charity shop this week so I can immediatly release this book to the available list.

Journal Entry 5 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (1/5/2010 UTC) at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom

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Heading off in the Asian VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingJ4shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Sunday, January 17, 2010
Received as one of my picks from ApoloniaX's [Virtual Bookbox] Contemporary Asian Literature round 2.
http://bookcrossing.com/forum/20/6530226/109

Many thanks for sending so quickly Chucklesthescot, I'm looking forward to this one :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingJ4shawwing at Highett, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (2/8/2010 UTC) at Highett, Victoria Australia

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Out on loan to Batty22bat

Journal Entry 8 by YLY-774301 on Tuesday, February 16, 2010
On loan from J4Shaw - sorry, I'm a bit slow logging the books she gave me.

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