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Best of Second World War Poetry written by Allied WWII Servicemen performed by Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Paul McGann and Spike Milligan on CD (Abridged)

Best of Second World War Poetry written by Allied WWII Servicemen performed by Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Paul McGann and Spike Milligan on CD (Abridged)£9.99

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe, CSA WORD is proud to release a brand new CD of over 100 poems written by men and women who served during the war.

Empress Orchid written by Anchee Min performed by Alexandra O'Karma on CD (Unabridged)

Empress Orchid written by Anchee Min performed by Alexandra O'Karma on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781845052829
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  1080 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Anchee Min
Narrator 1:  Alexandra O'Karma

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To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her cousin, 17-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine, she enters the ritualised Forbidden City and is exposed to all the chaos, corruption, and treachery of the final days ...

of the Chinese empire, including the thousands of concubines who will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son. Orchid succeeds in bribing her way into the royal bed and seduces the monarch, drawing the attention of dangerous foes.

She does not know, however, that China will collapse around her and that she will be its last Empress. Chinese schoolchildren are taught that Empress Orchid destroyed China's 2,000-year-old imperial culture.

This imaginative account peers beyond the notoriety to the real woman and is wonderfully read by Pik-sen Lim.

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