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A cup of light

Author: Nicole Mones
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lia was told the collection was impressive - twenty spectacular pots. Instead, in a vast room in a gated home in Beijing, Lia finds herself surrounded by the impossible: forty crates and eight hundred works of astounding beauty, with pieces reaching back centuries and perhaps even into the royal residence of the Forbidden City. Now Lia must evaluate each fragile pot, pairing each brushstroke and each nearly
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Genre/Form: Romantic suspense fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Mones
ISBN: 9780732288129 0732288126
OCLC Number: 277224674
Description: 391 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Nicole Mones.

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Lia Frank - an appraiser of fine Chinese porcelain - is sent from New York to Beijing to catalogue and appraise a rare collection of 20 pieces. At the private house she has been given to work in,  Read more...

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