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Author: Oswald Wynd
ISBN13: 978-0060973322
Title: The Ginger Tree
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Perennial; Reprint edition (September 1990)
Pages: 304

The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd

The Ginger Tree (2003). About book: This book covers quite of bit of early 19 century in the China/Japan from 1903 to 1942. It is written by a male Oswald Wynd but in a women's voice. He pulls much from his own background: His parents were from Scotland -the main protagonist, Mary Mackenzie; the author was born in 1913 in the foreigner's quarter of Tokoyo, Japan in 1913 while his father was working as a baptist missionary and spent most of his life in Japan-his protagonist spent most of her adult life in Japan and felt like.

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Oswald Wynd (1913–1998) was a Scottish writer, born in Tokyo of parents who had left their native Perth to run a mission in Japan. He attended schools in Japan where he grew up speaking both English and Japanese. In 1932 he returned with his parents to Scotland, and studied at the University of Edinburgh and began to write novels. When World War II came he joined the Scots Guards but was then commissioned into the Intelligence Corps and sent to Malaya

Oswald Wynd (1913-1998) was born in Tokyo to Scottish missionaries and spent his formative years in Japan. He attended the University of Edinburgh and joined the Scots Guards in 1939. During World War II, Wynd spent three years as a Japanese prisoner of war; it was at this time that he began to write seriously. He is the author of many novels including The Blazing Air and Death the Red Flower. Under the pseudonym Gavin Black, Wynd wrote many well-received thrillers.

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Title: The Ginger Tree Author: Oswald Wynd Pages: 312 Format: Paperback ISBN: 0 907871 03 8. In January 1903, Mary Mackenzie leaves her native Scotland to marry an English military attaché posted to Peking. Overall this is a powerfully moving book and contains ideas and images which will haunt the reader long after the book has been returned to the shelf. I imagine that I will read this book time and time again, making sure it is in my bag every time I head off to Japan. The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd.

Author(s): Oswald Wynd. Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Tokyo. Genre(s): Fiction, Historical. Era(s): First half of the 20th Century. A young woman travels from Edinburgh to Peking in the early 20th century,and writes about her experiences in diary form. She is trapped in a loveless marriage to a stiff and conventional man, and then falls in love with a Japanese warrior and pays dearly for that passion. It is then that Mary’s real journey begins, as she begins to forge a new life for herself in Tokyo.

A bestseller in England, this bittersweet story of love and betrayal in the Far East is the source of the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries. In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attach? in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community.

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A bestseller in England, this bittersweet story of love and betrayal in the Far East is the source of the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries.
Reviews: 7
This was a wonderfully researched, moving historical novel following a young Scottish woman's experience among Chinese and Japanese mores and landscapes. It begins in 1903 and follows her through the beginning of WWII. It was made into a 4-part, 1989 mini-series by the BBC and Japan's NHK which my wife and I also enjoyed, but the book was definitely a richer experience.
I loved this compelling story in unusual surroundings, passion and tradition, in a really beautiful language. I would have never found this book without a reading group, and it would have been a real shame. I WAS in China with her, I WAS in Japan with her, I CRIED for her son.
Published in 1977, I first saw this story as a Masterpiece theater presentation on PBS and knew I wanted to read the original novel. Written in the first person in the form of a diary and letters to family and friends, it is captivating--the "adventures" of a young Scottish woman whose journey leads to challenges full with bittersweet experiences in "foreign" Japan. This unforgettable story still touches my heart. The main character is gifted in fashion design and creation, which is of great interest to me, and I have since purchased the video, which is fascinating in its treatment of Japanese and European fashion of the early 1900's.
Loved this book - a must read. Not only is this a great account of British control of India, but a heart felt story of an English womans will to survive and excell in unimagionable/heart breaking personal situations.
I couldn't put this book down because the main character spoke with such intelligence and wit that I was always curious about what she would do next and why. The book gives the reader much to think about concerning both society and individual values.
I love Oswald Wynd's writing style, and the story was most interesting. I probably would have liked it even better had my copy of the book had its pages in correct sequence. However, my pages were so out of whack that it seemed they had been shuffled like a deck of cards, and I spent as much time looking for the next page as I did reading from about page 125 to page 225. My book club read this book for our August selection, and the discussion helped me bring it all together, and the book was well liked by the group as a whole. Nobody else had pages out of sequence in their books. I guess mine was just a fluke!
This is one of my top five favorite books, and it makes my list of top five favourite endings. It is a remarkable story of crossing cultural boundaries and defining love in a cultural text. The characters are unforgettable. A Japanese friend of mine had a totally different take on this book. I found Kentaro was despicable until I listened to her side of the story. Then I realised how much duty-bound, honour-bound Kentaro really did love Mary. It's difficult sometimes to see other's cultural perspective.
The Ginger Tree is a lovely read, filled with unexpected turns as the main character makes her way through a world that is less than welcoming to her life choices. It keeps one's attention from beginning to end.