Love in Red China's Garden

Author(s): Adrian Webber

Biographies & Memoirs

Adrian Webber is about to give up a respectable career in hospital management to follow his dream of becoming a garden designer at the prestigious botanical gardens in Beijing. As the first Westerner to do so, Adrian will be sailing into uncharted waters, but he cannot yet predict how this decision will change his entire future. Follow Adrian as he gets to grips with the Chinese way of life in this insightful, moving and often amusing memoir that charts the mishaps and cultural misunderstandings that threaten to overwhelm the foreigner in a strange land. Journey with him as he explores his new home, and prepare to be gripped by a love story that blossoms in the face of adversity. When Adrian falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful Chinese girl, he must do what he can to win her, despite the fact that they come from two vastly different worlds. Soon he must face her family in Tibet - as without their permission the couple cannot marry - but the road to happiness is unlikely to be easy as Wu Shu's mother has already branded Adrian a spy -


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Adrian Webber joined the NHS as a graduate management trainee in 1980, after completing a politics degree at Warwick University. He was rapidly promoted and tipped right from the start as a high flyer destined for the top. Despite this, Adrian had developed from an early age a love of plants and an interest in how they could be framed within designs. He had no way of knowing, however, that his early love of plants would begin an adventure that would eventually lead him to China. Adrian, who is married with a twelve-year-old daughter, is now qualified and runs his own garden design and horticultural practice in southern England; his clients include large estates, hospitals and commercial clients. His designs are still heavily influenced by Chinese principles of garden design.

General Fields

  • : 9780709093886
  • : Robert Hale Ltd
  • : Robert Hale Ltd
  • : 0.454
  • : June 2012
  • : 234mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adrian Webber
  • : Paperback
  • : 951.05092
  • : 224
  • : col. Illustrations