Gudao, Lone Islet

The War Years in Shanghai—a childhood memoir

by Margaret Blair



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781524677121
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781524677138

About the Book

In 1937, the Japanese invaded the Chinese city of Shanghai. The neutral Shanghai International Settlement, where Margaret and her family lived, became a gudao (lone islet) of safety from the savagery of the Japanese soldiers. But soon the foreign citizens were interned. This heart-wrenching story, told in the voice of a young girl, brings new insights to a violent period.

About the Author

Margaret Blair has enjoyed three careers: in teaching, social and financial marketing research, and as mother of three and grandmother of three. Margaret, author of Shanghai Scarlet and other books, continues her entertaining life in writing. She lives with her husband, a professor emeritus of the University of Toronto, beside a river, among Mennonite farms, in southwest Ontario, Canada. More: