Harry Hartog Woden invites you to meet Kirsty Manning as she chats about her stunning new novel, The Jade Lily, set in Shanghai.
The Jade Lily explores a little-known aspect of Jewish and Chinese history of World War Two. Over 20,000 Jewish refugees lived in Shanghai during the war, as this city in the Far East was the only port in the world you could enter without a visa. The novel explores this forgotten corner of history at a time when Shanghai dazzled as the 'Paris of the East.'
The Jade Lily novel offers a well-researched look at the harsh realities of war, and, ultimately, as a beautiful story of what it means to be a family and what one is willing to do for love.
The Jade Lily is attracting much international interest, and will also be published in North America, Germany, Netherlands and into Hebrew over the next 12 months.