Jennifer Cody Epstein
The Painter of Shanghai
Read by Jilly Bond
Price: £56.00 CD (all prices +VAT)
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In 1913 an orphan girl is delivered to The Hall of Eternal Splendour, seemingly destined to live out her life as a prostitute in its smoky backrooms. Yet one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man who will take Pan Yuliang as his concubine and introduce her to a glamorous new life in 1920s’ Shanghai: a life of love and of art. But, as Pan begins to realise her talent as a painter she also sees that she may lose something even more precious: a life of safety.

What the critics say:

‘Epstein’s sweeping debut novel, set in early 20th-century China, fictionalizes the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang. Epstein’s take on Yuliang’s life is captivating to the last line’
– Publishers Weekly

12 CD s
OCD 213 • 978-1-84648-505-3

Playing time: 14hrs 30mins

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