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Pearl of China: A Novel
Pearl of China: A Novel
It is the end of the nineteenth century and China is riding on the crest of great change, but for nine-year-old Willow, the only child of a destitute family in the small southern town of Chin-kiang, nothing ever seems to change. Until the day she meets Pearl, the eldest daughter of a zealous American missionary.

Pearl is head-strong, independent and fiercely intelligent, and will grow up to be Pearl S Buck, the Pulitzer- and Nobel Prize-winning writer and humanitarian activist, but for now all Willow knows is that she has never met anyone like her in all her life. From the start the two are thick as thieves, but when the Boxer Rebellion rocks the nation, Pearl's family is forced to leave China to flee religious persecution. As the twentieth century unfolds in all its turmoil, through right-wing military coups and Mao's Red Revolution, through bad marriages and broken dreams, the two girls cling to their lifelong friendship across the sea.

In this ambitious and moving new novel, Anchee Min, acclaimed author of Empress Orchid and Red Azalea, brings to life a courageous and passionate woman who loved the country of her childhood and who has been hailed in China as a modern heroine.

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Romance on the High Seas IMG 8990
Romance on the High Seas IMG 8990
# Romance on the High Seas - You are never too old to fall in lurrrve, however, these two young at hearts maybe have been together for a few decades? If these images are of you love birds, drop me a line with some loving details and secrets of a long and happy marriage. Directed by Michael Curtiz Produced by Michael Curtiz Alex Gottlieb Written by Julius J. Epstein Philip G. Epstein Carlos A. Olivari (story) Sixto Pondal Rios (story) I. A. L. Diamond (add. dialog) Starring Jack Carson Janis Paige Don DeFore Doris Day Music by Ray Heindorf Oscar Levant Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date(s) July 3, 1948 Running time 99 minutes Country United States Language English Romance on the High Seas (also known in the United Kingdom as It's Magic) is a 1948 musical romantic comedy film starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day in her film debut. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Original Song for "It's Magic" (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn), and Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Ray Heindorf). Plot summary Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) and her husband Michael (Don DeFore) suspect each other of cheating. For a wedding anniversary, Elvira books an ocean cruise to Rio de Janeiro. When her husband claims that unexpected business will prevent him from going, Elvira pretends to take the trip alone, sending in her place singer Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), a woman she had met at the travel agency. This will give her the opportunity to find out if Michael is indeed sneaking around behind her back. Meanwhile, Michael hires private detective Peter Virgil (Jack Carson) to check up on her. As part of his job, Peter becomes acquainted with Georgia (believing her to be Elvira). They gradually fall in love, which makes reporting to Michael very uncomfortable for Peter. By chance, Georgia's boyfriend, Oscar Farrar (Oscar Levant), is also aboard. When Peter spots them together, he thinks he has discovered the identity of Elvira's lover. Cast Doris Day as Georgia Garrett Jack Carson as Peter Virgil Janis Paige as Elvira Kent Don DeFore as Michael Kent Oscar Levant as Oscar Fararr S. Z. Sakall as Lazlo Lazlo, Elvira's uncle and Michael's employer Fortunio Bonanova as Plinio Eric Blore as the ship's doctor Franklin Pangborn as Rio hotel clerk Leslie Brooks as Miss Medwick, Michael's attractive new secretary William Blakewell as Dudley, the travel agent 'Applause Applause' for Rhapsody Reviewed By: Mckindland, Waterlooville on 8th Sep 2008 Cruise Line: MSC Cruises Times cruised before: 3-5 Cruise Ship: MSC Rhapsody Sailed: September, 2008 Destination: Mediterranean Age: 46-55 We have just got back from a wonderful relaxing week on the Rhapsody, and although tiny by comparison to the floating resorts, it was roomy enough for all. Started in Livorno for us, embarkation was smooth enough, not too much waiting around. We had outside cabin, down on deck 2 which was roomy enough for us 2.If a third person used the bunk it would have been a tight squeeze. Our steward was brilliant, kept us supplied with fluffy towels, ice etc. We didn't have any engine vibration/noise at all in this cabin (some are quite bad I think), just the sound of the waves. We ate in the main restaurant for all our meals where the food and service were excellant. Our waiter, Ramon, was lovely. They will always provide alternative options if you are not keen on the menu. Nothing is to much trouble. We chose first sitting at 7pm and also bought a wine package. Ours was 7 bottles of wine and 7 bottles of mineral water for 129 Euros. Cheaper then buying one each evening. They do other beer and wine packages, depends what you prefer. First port was Solerno.Got there late morning. Beautiful cruise down the Amalfi coast. MSC then offered us shuttle bus for 6euros to town. This was our only gripe. It dropped us in a part of town not particulaly pretty, but most of all SHUT. Siesta time (we should have realised). We decided to walk back to the ship instead of waiting around for return. Tuesday was Sicily. We left it too late to get on excursion to Etna. We walked into town where there are some very nice shops and some great architecture to look at. By 2pm Etna and Catania were enveloped in a pretty spectacular Thunder storm. We had a great view from deck 6 of the lightening. The next day was Malta. We got the famous yellow bus into town for 1 euro return. It was very hot and very busy in Valetta but an easy place to walk around. Next day was Tunisia. Taxis are available if you don't do excusions.we just stayed in the port. There are camels, falcons, musicians and Romans ready to pose for tips.The duty free shop sells all usual stuff plus local souveniers. In Sardinia there was free shuttle bus to town.we were going to get bus(No 4) to beach but got taxis instead. Cost was 25 euros (brand new air con Merc) for 3 in each car. very relaxing
59:365 Last photo in Sweden...the end of a memorable trip!
59:365 Last photo in Sweden...the end of a memorable trip!
February 21st 2010 Well it was scheduled to be our last day in Sweden. I say scheduled... Susie and Stephen left for Ireland in the morning and Paul and I were flying back to Manchester late afternoon so we had some time to kill. We had decided we'd take a walk into Stockholm centre - it was a fairly straight route from the hotel so easy enough. Before going we booked a taxi expecting it to be ?50 for the journey. It was ?30 which made it far more palatable and cheaper than the train. We set off towards Odenplan and then walked down Sveavagen. We were aiming for Gamla Stan (the Old Town) but we had limited time and walking in the snow took time (as we were being careful not to slip). We made it as far as Gallerian (the shopping mall). It was wonderfully warm inside so we stopped at a cafe for drinks and cakes. I went up to get them and came back with no much change. Paul not best pleased as it worked out at about ?7.50 for a large Semla bun (I went for small at ?4.50). My hot chocolate was ?5 but was made with warm milk and a chocolate cube on a stick. Was really nice. I went for the milk chocolate version but you could have Belgian choc, wite choc, dark choc etc. We had a quick pootle around Gallerian. I took some sneaky snaps but not many came out too well. We then walked back via a side street (but part of the main shopping area). We amused ourselves on the way taking pics of signs which we deliberately misinterpreted to our own ends. We laughed. No offence meant! Some things are funny - in translation! Back to the hotel we collected our bags and hopped in the taxi and headed back to Stockholm Arlanda to catch our SAS flight home... We checked in using the automatic check-in and headed to the departure gate. We didn't have loads of time to spare but managed to grab a few pics before we went through. Got the departure gate and sat and waited. 10 min delay was displayed. Got the time for boarding and there was an announcement that we didn't have a plane and they were doing their best to get one. The delay was going to be under 2hrs - a plane was coming from Copenhagen. We sat and waited, bought ourselves a drink (with a credit card as we'd run out of cash) and waited. The plane arrived. Announcement on the tannoy that there was a technical problem with the in-flight announcement system (where the attendants speak to the passengers) and they would try to fix it. It couldn't be fixed so the flight was cancelled. We were given ?10 each as a way of getting meal (it bought a pizza only. We managed to snaffle another voucher and got Paul a much needed beer). We ended up spending the night where we had spent the first night - at the Quality Hotel! Different room but same hotel. We eventually saw the funny side of it as we sat down and ate a Plopp chocolate bar. Slight annoyance was that I had wanted my parents to pick us up from the airport. Dad works away so I only get to see him at weekends and I wanted to tell my parents our news when they were together. I decided to call home instead and asked them how they felt about Paul being a future son-in-law. Mum screamed (with joy) and Dad was his usual laid-back self. They were very happy! This is my last photo from our Swedish trip. It has been very memorable. We've had a double engagement, snowmobile fires, farting dogs, and cancelled planes...oh and lots and lots and lots of snow and very cold weather. I would thoroughly recommend a trip to Sweden in Winter. Definitely take the trip up to the Arctic Circle. Budget well and it's affordable enough. If you want anymore info, any advice then let me know. We learnt a few cost cutting tricks and would be happy to share.

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Red Azalea
Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. As a child, she was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at seventeen, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love affair with another woman. Miraculously selected for the film version of one of Madame Mao’s political operas, Min’s life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, Anchee Min’s memoir is exceptional for its candor, its poignancy, its courage, and for its prose which Newsweek calls "as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting."