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This love story between a Frenchman and a Chinese woman from a high-ranking family is set in mid-19th century China. Lucien Battard has come to China to collect information in the hope of countering the rising tide of Darwinism. He meets Hsiao Yen, daughter of a magistrate, sent away from her family because of her disfigured hand. Lucien is moved by her intellect and courage and defies convention so that he can share a future with her.

The Grasshopper Shoe

SKU: 037656
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    Leach-Paholski, Carolyn
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    Pandanus Books (The Australia National University)

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