Talking Location With author Alison Booth – The Blue Mountains
The Ginger Tree
Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Tokyo
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): First half of the 20th Century
A young woman travels from Edinburgh to Peking in the early 20th century,and writes about her experiences in diary form. She is trapped in a loveless marriage to a stiff and conventional man, and then falls in love with a Japanese warrior and pays dearly for that passion. It is then that Mary’s real journey begins, as she begins to forge a new life for herself in Tokyo.
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