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A new book by Amy Tan (The Kitchen God's Wife, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Joy Luck Club etc)

Little, Brown Young Readers The Blue Lotus Published: July 2011 Despite cracking a gang of smugglers in Cigars of the Pharaoh, it looks like Tintin’s fight against the criminals is not over. Following the advice of a mysterious messenger, Tintin travels to China. After several close shaves with corrupt officials and a mad swordsman, will he discover the real mastermind behind the smuggling? In this new extended edition, 30 extra pages explain the inspiration behind The Blue Lotus. See…

Emily Hahn (14 January 1905-18 February 1997), American writer; she was the first woman to earn a degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Wisconsin; she drove across the US disguised as a man; she walked across Central Africa alone; enjoyed opium during her years in Shanghai; had a baby in wartime Hong Kong; wrote for the New Yorker; lived to age 92.

Loved this book.the mix of history & current times mix fed my want to know her past & curiosity for what was going to happen next