Flash House

by Aimee Liu | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0755302559 Global Overview for this book
Registered by froggirlwendy of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 5/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by froggirlwendy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Monday, May 14, 2007
"Early in 1949 while her journalist husband Aidan Shaw works in the China Bureau, Joanna manages a retreat for young New Delhi girls sold into prostitution. Because of his criticism of Chiang Kai-Shek, the House on un-American Activities through the FBI begins looking into Aidan and Joanna. To reduce the heat from the States, Aidan is reassigned to cover the war in Kashmir. However, Joanna learns that his plane crashed, but no bodies were recovered.

Needing closure and in denial, Joanna refuses to accept the official position that her spouse is dead. She tries official channels, but the State Department, Aidan’s media agencies, and other government officials provide her with stonewalling bureaucratic bunk. Disgusted with everyone from the US to China to the UN to India, she turns to Aidan's best friend, Australian Secret Service Agent Lawrence Malcolm who insists that if she wants the truth she must journey to Kashmir. Joanna, Lawrence, and ten-year-old Kamla (rescued from a brothel) begin their trek in Kashmir, but soon finds the Civil War in China holds the answers."

Journal Entry 2 by froggirlwendy at on Saturday, February 23, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (2/23/2008 UTC) at



3kg satchel RABCK on it's way to winner of a recent house moving AVL's clearance. Won by LadyIndigo who kindly donated satchel to FreePages. Hope you are on the mend. Enjoy :o)

Journal Entry 3 by FreePages from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, February 29, 2008
Wonderful wonderful day!
FroggirlWendy has sent me a treasure trove of wonderful books in a 3kg bookbag.
All of them look soooo interesting including this one. I love historical fiction and china this one looks right up my alley!
My only quandary is which one to start first!
Thankyou thankyou FroggirlWendy and LadyIndigo for being sooo kind.

Journal Entry 4 by FreePages at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, July 28, 2018
This lovely looking book has been staring at me on the book shelf but I haven't got to it yet.
Passing it onto another lovely bookcrosser at the Canberra bookcrossing meetup to read and take on her travels as she wishes. :-)

Journal Entry 5 by winggoldenwattlewing at Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, July 28, 2018
Picked up at the BC book-meet at the Canberra Yacht Club, Yarralumla, ACT. Thank you.

Journal Entry 6 by winggoldenwattlewing at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, May 17, 2019
A long read, which I felt could have been edited and shortened. But I finally got to the end. My score for this book varied between five and seven, depending what part of the story I was at. It finally ended at the lower 5, when that possessive little sh... kid Simon shot Lawrence and then got off Scot-free, because Kamla willingly took the blame. But I am pleased Kamla did alright in the end and found a good life.

Released 5 mos ago (7/7/2019 UTC) at Wollongong Lighthouse in Wollongong, New South Wales Australia


Left on a plaque near the lighthouse in Wollongong, NSW.

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