978-1-903517-39-0 / 9781903517390

Letters Back to Ancient China





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A 10th-century Chinese mandarin travels to the 20th Century in his time machine, and writes letters home reporting on the strange land of Zha-ma-ni, in which he is surrounded by giants with big noses, and frightened by the iron carriages called mo-tao-ka. We gradually realize that he is in present-day Munich, and the hapless voyagers encounters with modern life and love make delightful reading.

... the hapless voyagers encounters with modern life and love, make delightful reading. -- Andrew Crumey in Scotland on Sunday

...witty, lively and idiosyncratic. -- Meren Meinhardt in The Times Literary Supplement

Dedalus is to be thanked for introducing us to Herbert Rosendorfer. -- The Historical Novel Review

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