THE JADE LILY

WHO - - Winter Reads - KIRSTY MAN­NING

Alexan­dra’s grand­fa­ther is dy­ing. Re­turn­ing to Lon­don to be with him, she lis­tens as her grand­par­ents Romy and Wil­helm open up to her about their lives. Romy re­calls when she ar­rived as a Vi­en­nese refugee in 1939 Shang­hai and met Li. Fast friends, the pair’s bond was tested dur­ing the chaos of WWII. In­trigued, Alexan­dra flies to Shang­hai to sat­isfy her cu­rios­ity—only to learn there may be more tales left to un­cover.

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