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Taming poison dragons, Tim Murgatroyd

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Taming poison dragons
Title
Taming poison dragons
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Tim Murgatroyd
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Western China, 1196: Yun Cai, a handsome and adored poet in his youth, is now an old man, exiled to his family estates. All that is left to him are regrets of a growing sense of futility and helplessness and the irritations of his feckless son and shrewish daughter-in-law. But the 'poison dragons' of misfortune shatter his orderly existence. First, Yun Cai's village is threatened with destruction by a vicious civil war. His wayward second son, a brutal rebel officer seems determined to ruin his entire family. Meanwhile, Yun Cai struggles to free an old friend, P'ei Ti, from a hellish prison- no easy task when P'ei Ti is the rebels' most valuable hostage and Yun Cai considers himself merely a spent, and increasingly frightened old man. Throughout these ordeals, Yun Cai draws from the glittering memories of his youth, when he journeyed to the capital to study poetry and join the upper ranks of the civil service: how he contended with rivalry and enmity among his fellow students and secured the friendship of P'ei Ti. Above all, he reflects on a great love he won and lost: his love for the beautiful singing girl, Su Lin, for which he paid with his freedom and almost his life.Yun Cai is forced to reconsider all that he is and all that he has ever been in order to determine how to preserve his honour and all that he finds he still cherishes. Only then can summon the wit and courage to confront the warlord General An-Shu and his beautiful but cruel consort, the Lady Ta-Chi
Biographical or historical data
Tim Murgatroyd is an English teacher who lives with his family in York. He has remained fascinated by ancient China since his teens, when he discovered a slim volume of Chinese poetry in a second hand bookshop. Taming Poison Dragons is his first novel. He is currently engaged in writing a sequel chronicling the turbulent events of the Mongol invasion of China.
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Murgatroyd, Tim
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Medieval China trilogy
Series volume
1
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  • Helplessness (Psychology)
  • Poets, Chinese
  • Historical
  • China
Target audience
general
Label
Taming poison dragons, Tim Murgatroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9781905802395
Dimensions
19x13x5 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9781905802395
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Taming poison dragons, Tim Murgatroyd
Publication
Control code
9781905802395
Dimensions
19x13x5 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9781905802395
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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