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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