In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attachE in Peking.
But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community.
Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter.
A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultuous years in Asia, including two world wars and the cataclysmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 312 pages
- Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/04/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780907871033