Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer Reading III...

" A Concubina Russa" by Kate Furnivall is an incredibly romantic and epic book. The story story begins in 1917 in Russia and ends in China, Junchow.
The story is about two rrussian refugees in China who live a very poor and difficult life. They, mother and daugther struggle to survive in a very hostile community, the old China with its ancient culture and criminality and the international community settled there.
The young girl, Lydia, is a brave character that goes through many adventures but above all great changes, the discovery of a forbidden love with a young communist chinese boy, the discovery of her own identity and the secrets of her mother.
I loved the book because I love to " travel" to distant and unknown cultures. The book is a valuable source of information about China and international politics too.
A beautiful love story.


Blogger Patrícia said...

Hi teacher!

How are you? I hope you're fine. Already on holiday?

I like reading as well. These holidays I chose to read "Os Maias" (as you may had seen on my blog), but sincerely I've been lazy and the book didn't attract me yet.


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