Shanghai Scarlet Review

Betty Jane Wylie, award winning author, past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada

What a leap Margaret Blair has made from her staggering memoir, about her young life in pre-war and then wartime Shanghai as a prisoner of the Japanese, to the dazzling novel based on pre-revolutionary Shanghai where she was born. The poignant love story stayed in my mind long after I had turned the last page.

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