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An Insular Possession

(1986)
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Awards
1986 Booker Prize (shortlist)

A hardback best-seller and nominee for the BookerPrize, finally back in print after three years ofrights battles, this literary masterpiecedocuments the first Anglo-Chinese Opium Warthrough the eyes of two young Americans on theChina Coast in the 1830s."A marvellous, monumental achievement, highlyintelligent, witty and having the gravitas oftrue historical insight... A first-classhistorical novel of tremendous sweep" - Spectator"Astute and unremitting" - Glasgow Herald"Powerful, beautifully written" - Guardian


Genre: Historical

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