The Ginger Tree
LITERATURE 2002 PAPER 336 PAGES
The best-known work of the Japanese-born Scot Oswald Wynd (1918 -1998), in which a naïve 20-year-old Scots girl at the turn of the century sails to China to marry a military attache in Peking … only to get mixed up with a handsome young Japanese aristocrat and horrify the British community. The novel, which was the basis for a popular Masterpiece Theatre miniseries, follows Mary MacKenzie's adventures with love and life in early 20th Century China and Japan. Originally published in 1977.