City of broken promises

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Hong Kong University Press, Aug 30, 2009 - Fiction - 313 pages
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The city is Macao, the Portuguese settlement on the China Coast, as it was more than 200 years ago. the promises are those made by Englishmen to marry their Macao mistresses, only to leave them abandoned and their children bastards. Martha Merop and her E

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User Review  - RicDay - LibraryThing

A wonderful tale of the early days in Macau, after it became a tiny Portuguese outpost on the coast of China, and base of operations for American, British, and French opium traders, Read full review

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User Review  - Jenny Talbot - Goodreads

I really liked this book. Austin Coates is a good author who does well depicting historical situations. The book had a strong ill-educated female lead who was extremely interesting. Read full review


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