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The Colour of the Sky After Rain


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An extraordinary memoir of one woman's experiences in China.

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Tessa Keswick has worked as a political advisor and has travelled extensively throughout China. The Colour of the Sky After Rain is her first book.


'Tessa Keswick provides joyous insights into her life with husband Sir Henry Keswick' Sunday Times.
'Keswick is an engaging, lively guide and she is at her best when writing about the Chinese landscape' Daily Mail.
'At precisely the time that we need to understand China more than ever, along comes a book that is incisive, honest, witty, and beautifully written which explains the Chinese people and society to a Western audience superbly. Impossible to categorize, The Colour of the Sky After Rain is part-memoir, part-travelogue, part-history, part-thoughtful musing, and packed with insights into the Chinese state and soul that forces us to look afresh at the world's thrusting new superpower' Professor Andrew Roberts.
'If you want an enthralling read about China and to learn a lot about that extraordinary country at the same time, read Tessa Keswick's The Colour of the Sky after Rain. I derived so much pleasure and excitement from the story that I hardly noticed all the history I was imbibing. The Colour of the Sky after Rain is both serious and seriously entertaining. It is strongly recommended' Lady Antonia Fraser.
'A gorgeous book ... A must if you've been to China, if you're going to China, or if you know of somebody who's done that or who is going to do that ... It's a factual book, but it's fascinating, it'll get you a direct 'in' into the culture' BBC Radio Guernsey.
'The best parts of this beguiling but unusual book - part memoir, part travelogue and part paean to a people she admires - are those describing how Jardines overcame its opium war stigma and rehabilitated itself with Beijing. The story she tells is both evocative and emblematic of its time' Financial Times.
'Made me want at once to leap on to a plane and travel to Zhongdian, to Jiayuguan, to Suzhou, to Xinjiang (and on and on) ... I learnt a great deal from this book about the history of China over the millennia and especially over the last fifty years' Neil MacGregor.
'Part history, part social history, part gossip and part travelogue, her book is in the mode of the late Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor. It sheds more light on the cultural and social history that animates the Chinese mindset, give them their self-reliance, their sense of determination and ability to outwit the obstacles placed in their paths, than a reader could reasonably have hoped for' Catholic Herald.

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