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    PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters There always seems to be something new to learn about WWII and this is another work of historical fiction that has taught me about another facet I had no idea that Jews migrated to Shanghai before the war But this story did than just inform it

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    PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily An enjoyable enough novel set in Shanghai during WW2 it sees Romy flee Vienna with her Jewish family after the Nazi's have taken over only to have her new home in China suffer the same fate when the Japanese arriveWe follo

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    PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily The Song of the Jade Lily is beautifully told in two timelines The first is 1939 Shanghai Two young girls Li and Romy become friends Li is fro

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    Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔄𝔟𝔰𝔬𝔯𝔟𝔦𝔫𝔤 ℜ𝔦𝔳𝔢𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔤 Kirsty Manning has wri

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    PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily The Jade Lily is a dual time line narrative1938 Vienna Austria – 11 year old Romy and her parents flee to Shanghai after one of her brothers is shot by German soldiers and the other is herded away with other youn

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    PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning I ended up being a bit surprised at how much I enjoyed this book I knew before I began that it had dual timelines which is a techniue I am getting bored with I freuently long for a straight continuous timeline told by one unchanging narrator

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    PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily Review The Jade Lily It was 1938 and Romy Bernfeld was forced to flee Vienna with her parents after the Nazis began rounding up Jewish residents Shanghai was a different city completely – bewildered and afraid Romy found friendship with a neighbour Li

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    Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning PDF/EPUB The Jade Lily At a time when no other country including US UK Australia would open its doors to Jews fleeing the concentration camps Shanghai had opened its doors to than twenty thousand refugees fleeing Europe during WWII “It was possible before 1940 to be released from a concentration camp if you had a valid passport visa permit to take up residency in another country and proof of transport Such release was always subject to the prisoner leaving Germ

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    Review The Jade Lily Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Manning makes a triumphant return to the Australian historical fiction scene with her second novel The Jade Lily I

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    Review The Jade Lily Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters Jewish families were fleeing Austria and Romy’s family was on its way to China without her brothers Michael and Daniel Michael had been shot and Daniel was taken to Dachau Concentration CampChina was the only country duri

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The Jade Lily

Review The Jade Lily Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters In 2016 fleeing London with a broken heart Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents Romy and Wilhelm when her grandfather is dying With only weeks left together her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for than half a century In 1939 two young girls meet in Shanghai the 'Paris. An enjoyable enough novel set in Shanghai during WW2 it sees Romy flee Vienna with her Jewish family after the Nazi s have taken over only to have her new home in China suffer the same fate when the Japanese arriveWe follow Romy and her friend s lives as they try to survive the war in a hostile climate their loves and alliances Meanwhile in a second timeline Romy s granddaughter Alexandra is in Shanghai searching for her family s history The two timelines intertwine as Alexandra gets ever closer to the secrets that Romy is so reluctant to let go ofI did find this book to be a bit slow and was never really riveted to it To me it lacked a focal point of interest and was just another war story It s an ok read but I ll probably find it to be forgettable

Review The Jade Lily

Review The Jade Lily Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters Of the East' beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy form a fierce friendship But the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as Li and Romy slip between the city's glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto Eventually they are forced separate ways as Romy doubts Li's loyaltiesAfter Wilhel. The Jade Lily is a dual time line narrative1938 Vienna Austria 11 year old Romy and her parents flee to Shanghai after one of her brothers is shot by German soldiers and the other is herded away with other young Jewish men On the three month trip to Shanghai by boat Romy meets Nina and they become firm friends Their lives take very different paths but bonded by the unspeakable events of war they remain firm friends for life2016 Melbourne Australia 36 year old Alexandra has rushed home from England to be by her dying grandfather s side leaving behind a broken romance Her Grandmother Romy is stoic and strong and with lifelong friend Nina by her side she goes about her business without a fuss This stoic strong attitude is so endearing and understandable from the women that have been through countless injustices throughout their life and have learned to keep going and do whatever you can to survive through these adversities with no complaintAlexandra s parents died in a car accident when she was young and she was brought up by her grandparents She knows that her mother Sophia was adopted by Romy and Wilhelm There is much secrecy around Sophia s adoption and whenever Alexandra brought it up with her grandparents she could see they were genuinely distressed so she let the matter drop Alexandra s story is one of trying to find out who she is what makes her the way she is her ancestry Armed with nothing but an old photo her mother s adoption certificate an old diary and a jade necklace she accepts a job offer in Shanghai and starts to ask uestionsWhen Alexandra visited the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and saw her great grandparents and grandmother s names engraved on the wall I could almost feel the goosebumps myself How surreal this moment must have beenThe Jade Lily is an atmospheric tale of the atrocities of war and the stoic strong women that endured itManning has written a heart felt historical fiction detailing the hardships endured by the displaced and the unfailing spirit of these people to keep going when all seems lostA large focus throughout the story is the blending of cultures as refugees from different countries introduce their cultures and foods into Shanghai Traditional Chinese medicine is also explored with the healing power and well being benefits of different blends of herbs and acupuncture Shanghai was the star of this story The people the food the customs the countryside the refugees and the architecture all feature prominently then and now in this swirling metropolis where decadence and depravity skipped hand in hand and it seemed rules were meant to be broken The Jade Lily is an intensively researched story that conveys the shocking cruelties endured by the displaced during the war and one woman s journey of strength and love as she comes of age during these trying times The vivid descriptions are a sensual feast of odours flavours sounds and sights from the streets of ShanghaiIf you read Historical Fiction this is one book you must add to your shelf I received an uncorrected proof copy from the publisher The Burgeoning Bookshelf

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Review The Jade Lily Free read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Kirsty Manning Kirsty Manning ð 2 Characters M dies Alexandra flies to Shanghai determined to trace her grandparents' past As she peels back the layers of their hidden lives she begins to uestion everything she knows about her family and herself A compelling and gorgeously told tale of female friendship the price of love and the power of hardship and courage to shape us al. At a time when no other country including US UK Australia would open its doors to Jews fleeing the concentration camps Shanghai had opened its doors to than twenty thousand refugees fleeing Europe during WWII It was possible before 1940 to be released from a concentration camp if you had a valid passport visa permit to take up residency in another country and proof of transport Such release was always subject to the prisoner leaving Germany within a limited time Vienna Nov 1938 Young Romy can t understand why Jews are so hated The synagogue s library of rare books and manuscripts lay in a pile of smoldering cinders on the footpath Not able to obtain visas her family is left with only one option where visas are not needed ShanghaiIn Shanghai International Committee set up boarding houses for the Jewish refugees The area is safe for Jews but relations between Chinese and Japanese have been strained since 1931As welcoming as Shanghai felt when Romy arrived there with her family now it feels as bad as Vienna The relations between Chinese and Japanese become even worried Romy s family is forced to move to a ghetto She watches her friends disappear First Vienna now Shanghai unwelcomes them2016 Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents Romy and Wilhelm Her grandpa is dying and he mentions a name Li Alexandra has never heard either of her grandparents mention a Li Then he mentions Shanghai and three of them Alexandra wonders if he is lucid because none of it makes senseWhile in Shanghai on her new posting Alexandra uses her free time to research her Chinese heritage as her grandparents never wanted to talk about their adopted Chinese daughterThis multilayered story skillfully reveals the past story of WWII Shanghai and the present day Shanghai characterized by its gardens and laneways full of sizzling dumplings and noodles weaving into it love that matures with each challenge and friendship that deepens with each step All this tested by the power of war and how hardship and courage can shape a person The author vividly captures the feel of the era This book was read by experts for historical credibility and accuracy of traditional Chinese medicine and also by those who lived in Shanghai during the Occupation and migrated to Australia afterwardFBBestHistoricalFiction

  • Paperback
  • 437
  • The Jade Lily
  • Kirsty Manning
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9781760294793