Letters from Hankow
THIS BOOK IS NOW OUT OF PRINT
When Laura Beckingsale went to China in 1911 as a teacher at a missionary school, she found herself at the heart of the Chinese revolution, when the imperial dynasty was overthrown and the new republic established.
Tony Beckingsale, who has edited and compiled this fascinating and unique account this world-changing event, is a distant relation of Laura and knew her for the last five years of her life when she was elderly and living alone in reduced circumstances at her home in High Wycombe. She had been ‘discovered’ by his father, in the course of researching his family tree. He has complied this account of her time in China from an archive that he inherited from her, of original letters, photographs and extensive interviews that she gave in later life.
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