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.
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OCD 213 • 978-1-84648-505-3
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