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Peach Blossom Pavilion

(2008)
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When Precious Orchid's father is falsely accused of a crime and found guilty, he is executed, leaving his family a legacy of dishonour. Her mother's only option is to enter a Buddhist nunnery, so she gives her daughter over to the care of her sister in Shanghai.At first, life at Peach Blossom Pavilion feels like a dream. Surrounded by exotic flowers, murmuring fountains, colourful fishponds, and bamboo groves, Precious Orchid sees herself thriving. She is schooled in music, literature, painting, calligraphy, and to her innocent surprise, the art of pleasuring men. For the beautiful Pavilion hides its darker purpose as an elite house of prostitution. And even as she commands the devotion of China's most powerful men, Precious Orchid never gives up on her dream to escape the Pavilion, be reunited with her mother, avenge her father's death, and find true love. And as the richest, most celebrated Ming Ji or "prestigious courtesan" in all of China, she just might have her way even if it comes with a devastating price...Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China, "Peach Blossom Pavilion" is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story...

Genre: Historical

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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Peach Blossom Pavilion
Author(s): Mingmei Yip
ISBN: 0-00-757012-0 / 978-0-00-757012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Avon
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Peach Blossom Pavilion
Author(s): Mingmei Yip
ISBN: 0-7582-2014-6 / 978-0-7582-2014-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Peach Blossom Pavilion
Author(s): Mingmei Yip
Publisher: Avon
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Peach Blossom Pavilion
Author(s): Mingmei Yip
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon CA