Bada Shanrem was born a Chinese royal in 1626. When the Ming Dynasty ended, he became an artist dedicated to capturing nature in one brushstroke. Fact and fiction spill into one through the 50 short chapters of this beautifully-illustrated novella.
Not even ‘a spy with no name’ is safe in Shanghai: lying in wait, working on his Mandarin and spending nights with the seductive and enigmatic Mei — a woman with secrets he'd rather not hear. His assignment: infiltrate the Chinese intelligence service and sort friends from foes.
Before the Japanese invaded China, Gwendolyn was at boarding school. Now in a POW camp with her fellow students, one teacher's determined to keep their spirits up — by treating the experience in the same way as a Girl Guide camp.