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Fascinating insight into life under Mao
on 14 July 2013
I recently read an article about Anchee and her latest book. I'm always amazed and fascinated to read about life during the cultural revolution being of similar age to Anchee.. What was happening in her life was so dreadful compared to my own, and I'm just a regular girl who grew up in UK. Her writing is wonderful, full of little snippets from Chinese proverbs. Although it is a personal account it's easy to read as she has a marvellous story to tell. A powerful and remarkable story, would thoroughly recommend this book. I'm just about to start on her sequel - The Cooked Seed.