The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure

Adam Williams

Thomas Dunne Books

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Northern China, 1899. As the Boxer Rebellion erupts, a cast of innocents, fanatics, sinners, and lovers are drawn to the Palace of Heavenly Pleasure - an infamous brothel that overlooks an execution ground - where the fury of the East will meet the ideals of the West and all will face their destiny. Adam Williams's first novel is a historical tour-de-force and a triumphant return to traditional storytelling on a truly grand scale.

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Praise for The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure

"A scintillating adventure polished by a dash of history...Entertaining, engaging and informative." --The Times
"An epic historical and romantic story as well as an impressive first novel."--The Sunday Mirror

"If you like derring-do, murderous characters, interesting sexual practices and intrigue, this is for you...Indulge in a heady, passionate drama." --The Daily Express

"A modern twist on the traditional historical epic." --The Guardian
"There is a cinematic feel to this novel, as the action shifts from one great set-piece to another." --The Independent

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Adam Williams

Adam Williams, whose family has lived in China since the late 19th-century, was born and raised in Hong Kong. He is a businessman who for the last 18 years has been Chief Representative in Beijing for a Far East trading and services conglomerate. He was Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China from 1996-98. He is married to Fumei and has two teenage children. He lives in Beijing, China.

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The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure
Adam Williams

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
5/27/2014
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ISBN: 9781466872271
ISBN10: 1466872276
640 pages, Includes 1 b&w map
$7.99
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