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The Three Swans

(19 Posts)
travelsafar Tue 03-Nov-20 08:23:12

Anyone read the above book. It was recomended to me so i have downloaded from my library as an audio book, my eyes get so tired after reading a couple of pages nowadays. If you have read it did you enjoy???

Sparklefizz Tue 03-Nov-20 09:28:42

NO, I haven't read it. Who is the author?

Daddima Tue 03-Nov-20 09:33:37

I know one called Wild Swans by Jung Chan was very popular a number of years ago, but I never got round to reading it. It was the story of three generations of Chinese women.
I’ll off to the library website to download it!

mary51 Tue 03-Nov-20 09:42:22

I read that one Wild Swans a few years ago from library. I don't remember being gripped by it. I will google Three Swans now!

mary51 Tue 03-Nov-20 09:44:37

travelasfar I think it must be Wild Swans you are listening to. It was a best seller a few years ago.

Aldom Tue 03-Nov-20 09:50:33

I am currently reading Wild Swans by Jung Chang, first published in 1992. An interesting read especially now with the situation in Hong Kong.

Aldom Tue 03-Nov-20 09:51:22

Sorry... rereading

kittylester Tue 03-Nov-20 10:01:54

Winston Graham wrote a book called 4 Swans in the Poldark series.

travelsafar Tue 03-Nov-20 18:53:01

mary51 you are correct it is Wild Swans!!!

I got muddled as it is about three generations of women.

chelseababy Tue 03-Nov-20 18:56:31

I read it years ago and enjoyed it

Lucca Tue 03-Nov-20 19:53:39

I also read it years ago army recollection is that it was excellent.

grannyqueenie Tue 03-Nov-20 20:24:57

A long read, but I really enjoyed it.

bonfirebirthday Wed 04-Nov-20 17:54:23

I read the Wild Swans about 10 years ago but I can still remember how much I enjoyed it, an excellent book.

travelsafar Sat 07-Nov-20 09:47:03

I am so glad i have it as an audio book, i listen to it whilst knitting. If i had to read it i would have given up by now, so many names to try and remember plus as i said before my eyes get so tired when reading, a couple of pages and i would have to put it down. This way i can just relax and listen to the wonderful voice of the reader. smile

Magnolia62 Mon 23-Nov-20 22:45:46

I read Wild Swans many years ago and really enjoyed it. Has anyone read Sky Burial by Xinran, also about Chinese women, in fact about one woman in particular. A beautiful story. Google it if interested. I love books by Xinran such as short stories she wrote called The Good Women of China.

Skallagrigg Fri 08-Jan-21 13:21:32

Yes I have also read the book a few years ago now and really enjoyed it. actually my user name is another good read.

Skallagrigg Fri 08-Jan-21 13:23:02

sorry just joined and this isa bit of an old post.

Lillian40 Thu 20-May-21 16:57:09

I do enjoy a good Victorian murder mystery, (not gory ones) but a good mystery and enjoy the social background descriptions. It makes you realise the times we live in ,at the moment, are bliss compared to back then. Once I have finished reading that type of book I will read a Lucinda Riley or Susan Sallis book, The comparison of life styles then and now makes me appreciate being alive now. The age of technology has its advantages.

LesleyParker1 Thu 05-Aug-21 05:27:24

Did you mean "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China"?
The book is amazing! It's worth every spent minute. After reading this book a few years ago I started recommending it to everyone ))))