Big sister, little sister, red sister

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ISBN:9781910702796

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Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world. This is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal.

Format
Paperback
Published
17/10/2019
ISBN
9781910702796
Publisher
JONATHAN CAPE
Weight
585kg

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"Utterly engrossing. It stars a trio of extraordinary women. Their gripping collective story reads like Wild Swans meets the Mitfords; and the history feels remarkably close to our own times too." Bookseller

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