24 Results
24 Results
When we were orphans —Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-

"England, 1930s. Christopher Banks has become the country's most celebrated detective, his cases the talk of London society. Yet one unsolved crime always haunted him: the mysterious disappearance of his parents, in Old ...

The master of rain —Bradby, Tom.

For Richard Field, a young Englishman new to the international police force, Shanghai represents a brave new world away from the past he is trying to escape.

When we were young & brave a novel —Gaynor, Hazel, author.
Book On CD
2020
Availability: 1 of 1

Enduring privation when Japan declares war on England, a teacher at a British missionary school in China is sent to a distant internment camp, where she provides support and instruction to incarcerated children taken fro...

Half the world away —Staincliffe, Cath, author.

Newly graduated photography student Lori Maddox spends the year after university travelling and visits China where she finds work as a private English tutor. Back in Manchester, her parents Jo and Tom, who separated when...

When we were young & brave : a novel —Gaynor, Hazel, author.

Enduring privation when Japan declares war on England, a teacher at a British missionary school in China is sent to a distant internment camp, where she provides support and instruction to incarcerated children taken fro...

When we were young & brave a novel —Gaynor, Hazel.
Large Print
2020
Availability: 6 of 8

Enduring privation when Japan declares war on England, a teacher at a British missionary school in China is sent to a distant internment camp, where she provides support and instruction to incarcerated children taken fro...

The master of rain —Bradby, Tom.
Restricted DAISY Zip (CELA)
2004

In the steamy Shanghai of 1926, newly arrived policeman Richard Field's first case is the brutal murder of a young White Russian woman. The key to the investigation is the mysterious and elusive Natasha Medvelev. Field b...

When we were orphans —Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
Restricted DAISY Zip (CELA)
2004

After Cambridge, the observant but self-delusional Christopher Banks becomes a private detective, fulfilling a childhood ambition. His successful career leads him back to his boyhood home of Shanghai during the Sino-Japa...

The painted veil —Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965.

Shallow, poorly educated Kitty marries the passionate and intellectual Walter Fane and has an affair with a career politician, Charles Townsend, assistant colonial secretary of Hong Kong. When Walter discovers the relati...

The Painted Veil —Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965, author.
EBook
2021

"A novel of love and betrayal set during a cholera epidemic from the acclaimed British author of Of Human Bondage , "a great artist, a genius" (Theodore Dreiser). "[Theodore Dreiser] is the modern writer who has influenc...

When we were young & brave : a novel —Gaynor, Hazel, author.
DAISY Sound Recording
2021
Availability: 0 of 1

China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. But as she prepares to leave C...

The forbidden orchid —Waller, Sharon Biggs, 1966- author.

When her family is threatened with being sent to the poorhouse for failing to collect a rare orchid, Elodie Buchanan accompanies her father to China determined to find the flower and save her family.

The world of Suzie Wong —Mason, Richard, 1919-1997.

Set in the mid-1950s, "The World of Suzie Wong" is a beautifully written time capsule of a novel. First published more than 50 years ago, it resonated with readers worldwide, inspiring a film, a ballet, and even a reggae...

The China bride —Putney, Mary Jo.
Large Print
2000
Availability: 3 of 3

Born to a Scottish father and a Chinese mother, Troth Montgomery must balance East and West in her soul if she is ever to find happiness.

Flashman and the dragon —Fraser, George MacDonald, 1925-2008.
Restricted DAISY Zip (CELA)
2011

Colonel Flashman gets into a succession of dire scrapes when he is sent to China during the Taiping Rebellion, the bloodiest civil war in history. Set in the early 1860s. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex...

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