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Books: Da Chen's “My Last Empress' review.

December 31, 2012

In the last days of the Chinese Empire, Pickens, a New England blueblood, arrives in the Forbidden City to tutor the young emperor, bidden by the ghost of a lost childhood love, the “darling, darling Annabelle.' In the lantern-lit corridors, Pickens finds not Annabelle but her seeming . . . (Subscription required.)

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