Shanghai part 4: Epilogue

Shanghai part 4: Epilogue

   Jessfield House When I had finished writing Part 3 of my family’s story in Shanghai I printed it off and popped it in the post addressed to Jessfield House. I thought the present owners might like to know that their house in England was...
Shanghai Part 1: The Perfect Grandmother

Shanghai Part 1: The Perfect Grandmother

In 1927 my Grandmother, aged just 22 years old, boarded a boat to China following the man she loved, an English school teacher working in Shanghai. They married and two years later my father was born. This is the first part of a fascinating, if sometimes harrowing...