Memoirs of a Courtesan

Memoirs of a Courtesan

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Did you love Memoirs of a Geisha? Want to be swept away by an epic tale of intrigue, forbidden love and deadly rivalries?

A poor orphan girl is saved by a rich man and brought Shanghai.

She becomes a beautiful and sophisticated singer, the talk of the town, wanted by every man.

But her destiny is not to be so simple - lies, seduction and a terrible choice must follow...

For fans of Anchee Min and Memoirs of a Geisha, this is a gripping story that will seduce and enchant you.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 270g
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007570147
  • 9780007570140
  • 2,647,033

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`Memoirs of a Geisha but with a sharper, more suspenseful pace' Powell's Books

`A guilty pleasure...enjoy the exotic location and characters... This is a large, luscious box of chocolates' RTBook (4 star review)

`Beautifully written, readers will not be able to put this book down until the last page is turned' Romance Review Today
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About Mingmei Yip

Mingmei Yip was born in China, received her PhD from the University of Paris, Sorbonne, and held faculty appointments at the Chinese University and Baptist University in Hong Kong. She published five books in Chinese, and has written for major Hong Kong newspapers. She has appeared on over forty TV and radio shows in Hong Kong,Taiwan, China and the USA. She immigrated to the United States in 1992, and now resides in Manhattan.
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82 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 22% (18)
4 26% (21)
3 37% (30)
2 13% (11)
1 2% (2)
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