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The Courtesan

(2015)
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A sweeping historical epic of a young Chinese woman in imperial Europe - perfect for fans of Memoirs of a Geisha

The year is 1881, the era of China's humiliation at the hands of imperialist Europe. Seven-year-old Sai Jinhua is left alone and unprotected, her life transformed after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth.

Now an orphan, Jinhua is sold to a brothel and put to work as a 'money tree', enduring the very worst of human nature thanks to the friendship and wisdom of the crippled brothel maid.

But when an elegant but troubled scholar takes Jinhua as his concubine, her world begins to expand. With him she will travel to Vienna, seeing things she has never imagined, and opening her heart to dreams she has never dared to dream . . .

Based on the true story of Sai Jinhua, Alexandra Curry's debut novel, The Courtesan, travels from the depths of the Chinese empire to the palaces of Vienna, and tells the true story of one young woman's journey from the depths of poverty to the centre of Chinese history.

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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Courtesan (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Alexandra Gambrill Curry
ISBN: 1-4104-8336-3 / 978-1-4104-8336-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
ISBN: 0-525-95513-5 / 978-0-525-95513-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
ISBN: 1-101-98472-4 / 978-1-101-98472-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Novel in Six Parts
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
ISBN: 0-14-319389-9 / 978-0-14-319389-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Heartbreaking Historical Epic of Loss, Loyalty and Love
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
ISBN: 1-78577-016-0 / 978-1-78577-016-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Twenty7
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Novel in Six Parts
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
ISBN: 0-14-319759-2 / 978-0-14-319759-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Courtesan
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
ISBN: 1-62231-960-5 / 978-1-62231-960-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Courtesan
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Courtesan
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Heartbreaking Historical Epic of Loss, Loyalty and Love
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
Publisher: twenty7
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Novel
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Courtesan: A Novel in Six Parts
Author(s): Alexandra Curry
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


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