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Talking with Xinran at the Daunt Books Marylebone Spring Festival 2019 – 14/3/19

Posted: February 19th, 2019 | No Comments »

I’ll be talking to Xinran about her new book The Promise at the Daunt Books (Marylebone High Street) Spring Festival on 14/3 at 1.30pm…

It goes without saying that it’s a beautiful venue and attendees get a sausage roll courtesy of London’s best butcher, Marylebone’s own The Ginger Pig!! Ticket details here – https://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/product/events/the-promise-love-and-loss-in-modern-china/

Tickets are £7 including mini sausage rolls provided by The Ginger Pig.

Xinran’s acclaimed body of work, encompassing 30 years and hundreds of interviews, has established her as the finest chronicler of Chinese women’s lives. Her new work The Promise focuses on the moving stories of six women from four generations of the Han family, and how much has changed in their differing understanding of sex, emotions and love. In their own words, the life of the heart shines through the generations against a vivid backdrop of war, political turmoil and hardship.

Chatting to Xinran we welcome historian Paul French, whose evocative and gripping accounts of 1930s Peking and Shanghai have delighted readers in his bestselling books Midnight in Peking and City of Devils.

This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2019.
The event will start at 13:30 and end at approximately 14:30

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