Keiko Itoh My Shanghai – How the ARISTOCRATS LIVED 1942-1946


Keiko Itoh MY SHANGHAI Author of The Week

Keiko Itoh’s grew up listening to her mother’s magical stories of Shanghai and it was only later that she realised that these were the war years. Her mother, a debutante who came out in the last London season, moved to Shanghai as a young wife and mother. Keiko has fictionalised her story but it chronicles the privileged yet still perilous life for well-to-do, Christian Japanese families in Japanese occupied Shanghai.

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Published on 03rd February 2016


  1. Good interview with Keiko Itoh and a great idea to follow women authors.
    I have an interesting person for you…Cyndi Sandeveland from Nelson, BC, Canada. She writes children’s books and brings poverty, and ethnic, cultural diversity into children’s reading.

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