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eBook CHINA BLUES download

by Pamela Longfellow

eBook CHINA BLUES download ISBN: 0246133686
Author: Pamela Longfellow
Publisher: Grafton Books; 1st edition (1989)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1474 kb
Fb2: 1361 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Romance
Subcategory: Historical

by. Longfellow, Pamela, 1944-.

by. New York : Doubleday. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Ki Longfellow (born 'Baby Kelly' until she was named Pamela) is an American novelist, playwright, theatrical producer, theater director and entrepreneur with dual citizenship in Britain. She is best known in the United States for her novel The Secret Magdalene (2005). This is the first of her works exploring the divine feminine. In England, she is likely best known as the widow of Vivian Stanshall, the late musician, lead singer of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, songwriter, author, radio broadcaster and wit.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Roaring Twenties, Chinatown, San Francisco: back-street blues and bathtub gi. ardball mobsters and hardheaded cop. eductive speakeasies and sizzling scandals. As the young Louis Armstrong blows his horn in the infamous Blue Canary.

There's a voluminous cast of characters here, but the main focus of Longfellow's colorful story is 23-year-old Lizzie Hamilton and her new husband, James. Lizzie is the toast of 1923 San Francisco society; handsome James is the city's youngest . Beneath his smooth exterior, however, James is almost awesomely corrupt: he's conspiring with gangster Leo Olemi to wrest the town's megabucks bootleg booze industry from the crafty Li Kwan Won, a former tailor's son who has ruthlessly worked his way up to. become head of Chinatown.

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Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. I really loved this book. I love San Francisco, I love a good story, I love mysteries, and I love words. I wish this writer would write something like this set in New York City because if there's a place I love more than San Francisco, it's New York. A snap crackle and pop of a book - very stylish. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 21 years ago.

1989 – China Blues (as Pamela Longfellow) – Harper Collins (Britain). ISBN 978-0-586-20390-3, Doubleday (US).

Longfellow's second book Chasing Women (1993) was a comedy murder mystery set in New York City just after the Great Crash of 1929. It was also published in England by Harper Collins Grafton imprint. Later it was optioned by an Australian team of female writer/producers. 1989 – China Blues (as Pamela Longfellow) – Harper Collins (Britain). ISBN 978-0-385-26048-0. 1993 – Chasing Women (as Pamela Longfellow) – Harper Collins (Britain). ISBN 978-0-246-13677-0.

Like Longfellow's other work, China Blues is fraught with stunning visual imagery that delicately builds a clear and conscious tableau at every page turn

Like Longfellow's other work, China Blues is fraught with stunning visual imagery that delicately builds a clear and conscious tableau at every page turn. The beautiful and tragic juxtaposition of Lizzie and Li only mirrors the clash of cultures happening all over San Francisco in the '20s. Longfellow makes every moment of even ordinary events she details, provocative and intense. She makes every instance of emotional intensity poignant and thoughtful.

Comments: (3)
Malaris
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FireWater
A real rollercoaster of a ride through San Francisco in the year 1923. This was the year that President Warren Harding died in the City by the Bay of mysterious causes. This was the year organized crime was spreading like a virus across America. From Chinatown to Nob Hill to the Tenderloin, San Francisco then - like now - had it all. And so does China Blues. If you ever walked the streets of Chinatown and wondered just what the hell was going on behind all those closed doors, this is the book for you. It's also chock full of city history come alive and adance with living breathing characters, not the least of which is the city itself.
Brariel
This book is very enjoyable for the excellent writing of its author, Pamela Longfellow, and the vivid portrayal of 1930's San Francisco - specially if you love old black and white gangster films. The love story is exotic and poignant, and the action almost non-stop. If this books suffers at all, it is that sometimes, Ms. Longfellow's beautifully stylish writing gets in the way of the telling of the story. However a thoroughly enjoyable read.