One of the best-selling and best-loved books of recent years, `Wild Swans' is an epic true story of how one family lived and survived through some of China's most unsettling and violent times.The publication of `Wild Swans' in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over two million, it was received with unanimous critical acclaim, and was named the winner of the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award.
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Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She was briefly a Red Guard at the age of fourteen, and then a peasant, a `barefoot doctor', a steelworker and an electrician. She came to Britain in 1978, and in 1982 became the first person from the People's Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. `Wild Swans' won the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year. She lives in London.
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