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A Love Story: The China Memoirs of Thomas Rowley

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The recently discovered manuscript of an American soldier kidnapped by Chinese female warriors fighting against the Manchus of the Qing Dynasty. They were known as the ‘Silken Army.’ One man’s account of his sexual slavery which segues into a moving love story. "A Love Story: The China Memoirs of Thomas Rowley" is written with impressive sensitivity and attention to detail....A story of doomed love that is both erotic and touching." - Quality SM Book Reviews

An officer of Frederick Townsend Ward's Ever Victorious Army in 1862 was kidnapped by one of the all-female units of the Taiping rebels. Tortured and humiliated, he then falls in love with the beautiful young Chinese woman assigned to enslave him. The account as written by Rowley from a manuscript recently surfaced in a NYC auction.

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