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An Insular Possession by Timothy Mo
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An Insular Possession (1986)

by Timothy Mo

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This is the book Clavell's awful Tai Pan might have been. A terrific tale of the early days of Hong Kong, wonderfully written and fully deserving the Booker nomination it received. ( )
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A hardback best-seller and nominee for the Booker Prize, finally back in print after three years of rights battles, this literary masterpiece documents the first Anglo-Chinese Opium War through the eyes of two young Americans on the China Coast in the 1830s. A marvellous, monumental achievement, highly intelligent, witty and having the gravitas of true historical insight... A first-class historical novel of tremendous sweep' - Spectator 'Astute and unremitting' - Glasgow Herald 'Powerful, beautifully written' - Guardian'… (more)

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