Red Lotus : A Rare Beauty. A Fierce Heart. A Destiny She Must Resist., Paperback

Red Lotus : A Rare Beauty. A Fierce Heart. A Destiny She Must Resist. Paperback

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Yip Mann, an elderly spice farmer, should have known better than to purchase a fifteen-year-old cherry-girl as his concubine, especially one beautiful enough to be seen as Ch'ien Gum - comparable to a thousand pieces of gold.

But surely he deserves such a plaything to give him the last of his sons. To Yip Mann's dismay, the wilful concubine dies bearing him a worthless girl-child.

After her death he must make use of the girl as best he can: by binding her feet in the forbidden practice of the Golden Lotus, he can sell her for a higher price.

But the daughter he names Li-Xia - Beautiful One - has the fighting spirit of her rebellious mother, escaping the crippling bandages: she knows her feet will be her freedom. And when they lead her into the path of a mysterious 'foreign devil', Li-Xia takes the first steps on a new and perilous journey ...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780751538984

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