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by Jonathan Falla

Category: Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Author: Jonathan Falla
ISBN: 1903238374
ISBN13: 978-1903238370
Language: English
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group (March 1, 2002)
Pages: 224
Fb2 eBook: 1373 kb
ePub eBook: 1947 kb
Digital formats: lit doc mobi mbr

But the true romantic vision in the book is that of an inquisitive stranger in a foreign land.

But the true romantic vision in the book is that of an inquisitive stranger in a foreign land. Written with a light and sensitive touch, Blue Poppies is a dramatic, fast-moving story that paints a vivid picture of Tibetan life in the late 1940s and early 1950. Although charged with emotion, it is a thoughtful and unsentimental portrayal of the country.

Blue Poppies by Jonathan Falla. Chapter one. Tue 27 Nov 2001 1. 1 GMT First published on Tue 27 Nov 2001 1. 1 GMT. Splinters of bone spiked into the nerves of her right thigh, so that, at its slightest movement, her face contorted in agony. Khenpo Nima bound and stretched the limb with wooden splints, laying it on a thick, oily sheepskin. He prepared for her quantities of his best cures, principally an infusion of a rare blue poppy that caused bone quickly to set firm.

Jonathan Falla weaves a powerful tale of love and war, exile and homecoming. and of one man’s desire to lose himself in a foreign land, only to find himself caught in a time of chaos and change. Jamie Wilson, a young Scottish wireless operator and veteran of the war, has just arrived in the remote Tibetan village of Jyeko.

and of one mans desire to lose himself in a foreign land, only to find himself caught in a time of chaos and change.

About Jonathan Falla. I'm an English writer based in Scotland, UK. I was born in Jamaica and have worked in a number of tropical countries - Java, Uganda, Burma, Sudan and Nepal - with various aid agencies at difficult times, so much of what I write now reflects those experiences. I've been writing professionally for some thirty years, beginning with a stage comedy about famine in Africa; this rather unusual subject needed a fresh approach! It has been produced five or six times, including BBC radio, and theatres in New York and . I've recently branched out into Kindle e-books too.

and of one man's desire to lose himself in a foreign land, only to find himself caught in a time of chaos and change.

Written with a light and sensitive touch, Blue Poppies is a dramatic, fast-moving story that paints a vivid picture of Tibetan life in the late 1940s and early 1950.

and of one man s desire to lose himself in a foreign land, only to find himself caught in a time of chaos and change.

It is 1950. In a remote Tibeten village on the border with China, a young outcast falls in love with a Scottish radio worker. The invasion by the Chinese threatens to tear their love apart.
Comments to eBook Blue Poppies
Billy Granson
Very interesting book.
Haal
It is highly rated but not so great. As soon as I saw that
it was about an radio operator in Tibet at the time of the
Chinese invasion, I knew where he got the story.
I have an old paperback called "Captured in Tibet" by Robert
Ford. He was an Englishman who ran a radio set on the
Tibetan frontier, and against his better judgement was
convinced to stay longer than he wanted and the Chinese
grabbed him on the way in. They kept him locked up for 5
years and did a hideous brainwashing number on him (You
don't hear that term much any more).
Anyway, Ford is given no mention at all in a preface or
anything which is poor form in my estimation, even though the story is only loosely based on the real thing.
I did a web search on the author and Ford and came up with
an interview in which he says:
"1991 I was approached by a producer who wanted a feature
film about Tibet. It was for me to find the story, and I
came upon a memoir by Robert Ford who had been a radio
operator in Tibet."
(...)
He should have given some kind of acknowledgement. Ford's experience was so exceptional that he deserves recognition.
The author says he also borrowed from other sources to add a romance into the mix.
The book displays a superficial relationship to the Buddhist continuum.
By the way, when I was reading "Captured In Tibet" I asked my lama friend
at the time whether he had known Ford, because it took place
in the his home province, Kham. He said, "Oh Yes. We know
him. We call him Fodo"
Mr_TrOlOlO
Phenomenal. I marveled at each and every page.
Hilarious Kangaroo
This book is great. It gives a great story about a Tibetan village named Jyeko, and the trials that come to pass with the Communist invasion of Tibet in the 1950's. It also follows the lives of Scottish radio operator Jamie Wilson and a Tibetan outcast named Puton. It tells of love and trials. Of anger turning into unification in the face of neccesity. It is simply a great book.
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