Flowering Exile: An Autobiographical Excursion - Dymia HsiungPeter Davies, 1952, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the head of the spine and bottom corner of the lower panel. Sticker scar to the upper panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “Professor Lo Ken, who had previously lived in England for some years, sets out from China in 1937 with his wife Lien and three children, Ling, Ping and Ting. Travelling with them are Uncle Sung, a scholar and poet, and Professor Wang, a colleague of Lo Ken. The children go to school and have their problems: the first of which is that they know no English. War comes, bringing various difficulties all of which are bravely faced and adroitly surmounted. We see the strange and often disconcerting impacts of war-time England on the Chinese mother: a lady who, though deeply sensitive, can at any moment become an astonishingly down-to-earth and practical person.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 288
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