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    Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Hardback) By (author) Jung Chang

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    DescriptionAt times terrifying, and at times astonishing, this is a true story with all the passion and grandeur of a novel.


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    Title
    Wild Swans
    Subtitle
    Three Daughters of China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jung Chang
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 64 mm
    Weight: 1,220 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007166114
    ISBN 10: 0007166117
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    DC21: 951.050922
    LC classification: DS774
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000, HIS037070, BIO000000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    geneal table,map,ports.
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    18 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She was briefly a Red Guard at the age of fourteen, and then a peasant, a 'barefoot doctor', a steelworker and an electrician. She came to Britain in 1978, and in 1982 became the first person from the People's Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. She lives in London.
    Review quote
    'It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of this book' Mary Wesley 'Everything about Wild Swans is extraordinary. It arouses all the emotions, such as pity and terror, that great tragedy is supposed to evoke, and also a complex mixture of admiration, despair and delight at seeing a luminous intelligence directed at the heart of darkness' Minette Marrin, Sunday Telegraph 'Immensely moving and unsettling; an unforgettable portrait of the brain-death of a nation' J.G. Ballard, Sunday Times 'Wild Swans made me feel like a five-year-old. This is a family memoir that has the breadth of the most enduring social history' Martin Amis, Independent on Sunday 'There has never been a book like this' Edward Behr, Los Angeles Times