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The War Of The Dragon Lady By John Wilcox

The War Of The Dragon Lady by John Wilcox

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Summary

Into the maelstrom of the Chinese Boxer rebellion land former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and '352' Jenkins, Fonthill's former batman and trusted comrade. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort a missionary and his family to the supposed safety of Peking, but the capital is no sanctuary.

The War Of The Dragon Lady Summary

The War Of The Dragon Lady by John Wilcox

The year is 1900 and China is plunged into barbaric chaos. The Boxers, a cult of young peasants who blame the foreign barbarians living in their country, particularly the missionaries, for the nation's ills, are rampaging through the country, killing foreigners. China's Dowager Empress The Dragon Lady secretly encourages them into this maelstrom land, Simon, Alice and Jenkins, as they are enroute to visit Alice's uncle, a country missionary. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort the missionary and his family to the safety of Peking. En route, the party is attacked by the red-bannered Boxers and the missionary is killed. The survivors reach Peking only to find that the capital is no sanctuary. The Legations of the foreign ministers within the city is surrounded and the Siege of Peking begins. Fonthill, Jenkins and Chang, the missionary's adopted son, volunteer to slip through the enemy lines to bring help. It proves to be Fonthill's most dangerous mission...

The War Of The Dragon Lady Reviews

'Wilcox's research gives this super-charged novel a wonderful cloak of authenticity with a large measure of imperial guts and glory' Oxford Times 'Grown-up Boy's Own stuff, a pacy read' Sunday Express

About John Wilcox

According to author JOHN WILCOX, an inability to do sums and a nascent talent to string words together steered him towards journalism - that and the desire to wear a trench coat, belted with a knot, just like Bogart. After a number of years working as a journalist, he was lured into industry. In the mid-nineties he sold his company in order to devote himself to his first love, writing. His Simon Fonthill novels have been published to high acclaim and he has also published two works of non-fiction. www.johnwilcoxauthor.co.uk

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GOR005081815
9780749010034
0749010037
The War Of The Dragon Lady by John Wilcox
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Allison & Busby
2012-01-19
352
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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