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Books
· Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

· My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

· Running with the Enemy


Short Stories
· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 13

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 12

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 11

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 10

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 9

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· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 7

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 6

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 5

· Crazy is Normal, a classroom exposé, Scene 4


Articles
· The Improvement of U.S. Public Schools

· Learning Twitter for Authors

· Discover how Amazon changed book cover design

· Authors Finding Readers

· How I sold almost 2,000 books in twenty hours TWICE

· It is Time – Relief for Victims of Lone-Wolf Killers such as James Holmes

· Living on the thin side of Black Ice

· Getting Oriented

· Learning to Love and Hate while teaching ESL in the Middle Kingdom

· The Release of The Concubine Saga is another Cheap Marketing Ploy


Poetry
· Smartphone

· The birth of a child called Prose

· The Luxury of Heartache

· Learning from Death

· Putting Cupid's Arrows on Ice

· The Never-Ending Book Promotion Blues

· Walking the Path of Dead Explorers

· LIttle No More

· Revelation

· Symphony

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News
· M. Denise Costello reviews Crazy is Normal

· On Tour: Crazy is Normal, a classroom expose

· Comparing a virtual book tour to the traditional, and why go on a book tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour

· Running with the Enemy

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Fallen Angel Reviews

6/8/2008 6:05:00 AM

by Lloyd Lofthouse


Book Review for My Splendid Concubine
by Cheryl

 

 

 

My Splendid Concubine is the tale of Sir Robert Hart, Inspector General for Chinese Maritime Customs. My Splendid Concubine is based on true events but Mr. Lofthouse felt that in order to really do Sir Robert Hart’s story justice he wanted to make this book somewhat fictional vs. non fictional. He was the only foreigner the Emperor trusted and was such a huge influence in China. He was responsible for generating one third of the national revenue crucial to the Ch’ing Dynasty’s survival. 

 

 

 

Sir Robert Hart was born in Ireland but went away to work for the British Consulate in China. The story starts when a young Sir Robert Hart arrives in China. The year is 1854. After spending a few weeks learning how to speak Chinese, he ends up sailing on a ship called the Iona, which is a schooner for opium. Sir Robert Hart meets a variety of people like Captain Dan Patridge; Payne Hollister, the British Consul; Guan-jiah, Sir Robert Hart’s trusty servant; Ward, a mercenary general, and his two concubines Ayaou and her sister Shao-mei. Sir Robert Hart meets Ayaou for the first time while invading a Taiping break camp to rescue some men. Sir Robert Hart has love only for Ayaou but soon learns that it is very uncommon to love only one woman. Ayaou even tells Sir Robert Hart one day that “I don’t know what it’s like where you come from, but in China a girl is born to be a foot warmer for a man.” Sir Robert Hart lived in China for about fifty-five years until he moved back to his home country of Ireland an old man.

Mr. Lloyd Lofthouse did an amazing job with My Splendid Concubine. I thought Sir Robert Hart’s story was a beautiful one of romance for both his concubines as well as the country of China. I have to admit I have never heard of Sir Robert Hart but after reading his story I have a great admiration for what he did in addition to his determination to learn the culture there and become a Chinamen. You can definitely tell all the labor of love Mr. Lloyd Lofthouse put into writing My Splendid Concubine. Mr. Lofthouse wanted to tell the earlier years of Sir Robert Hart and when he was an interpreter for the British Consulate in Ningpo with his concubine Ayaou. Thank you, Mr. Lofthouse for making sure Sir Robert Hart’s story got told.

Reviewed by: Cheryl

 

 

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More News by Lloyd Lofthouse

· M. Denise Costello reviews Crazy is Normal - 10/30/2014 9:46:00 AM
· On Tour: Crazy is Normal, a classroom expose - 10/29/2014 2:46:00 PM
· Comparing a virtual book tour to the traditional, and why go on a book tour - 10/11/2014 4:27:00 PM
· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour - 10/3/2014 9:50:00 AM
· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour - 10/2/2014 7:30:00 AM
· “Crazy is Normal” on a Virtual Book Blog Tour - 10/1/2014 2:35:00 PM
· Running with the Enemy - 8/22/2014 4:46:00 PM
· News for “Running with the Enemy” - 10/20/2013 3:59:00 PM
· A New World of Publishing - 5/23/2013 12:13:00 PM
· Honorable Mention at 2013 San Francisco Book Festival - 5/6/2013 10:13:00 AM
· Please support this vital Amazon.com petition - 4/7/2013 9:48:00 AM
· Found Guilty because of Reckless and False Speech - 3/29/2013 4:04:00 PM
· A Goodreads Giveaway for Runing with the Enemy - 2/9/2013 5:14:00 PM
· News to Share December 2012 - 12/24/2012 1:59:00 PM
· Historical Novel Society - 5/10/2010 1:12:00 PM
· Midwest Book Review for Our Hart - 4/10/2010 6:59:00 PM
· A Review of Our Hart by Tom Carter - 3/12/2010 6:16:00 PM
· Amazon lists Our Hart - 2/19/2010 3:04:00 PM
· First Review for Our Hart - 12/17/2009 9:41:00 AM
· My Splended Concubine on The Author Show - 11/29/2009 4:56:00 PM
· Our Hart wins at Nashville - 11/7/2009 5:13:00 PM
· The Soulful Veteran - 8/14/2009 10:54:00 AM
· Hollywood Book Festival Winner - 7/6/2009 10:48:00 AM
· So Many Precious Books, So Little Time - 6/18/2009 2:12:00 PM
· Win a Free Copy - 5/20/2009 9:34:00 AM
· 2009 San Francisco Book Festival - 5/4/2009 3:23:00 PM
· WNB TV Network - 4/18/2009 5:37:00 PM
· The Romance of History - 4/17/2009 2:50:00 PM
· Take a Virtual Book Tour - 4/1/2009 7:17:00 AM
· Radio86, about a Labor of Love - 3/16/2009 8:27:00 AM
· My Splendid Concubine's Kindle Edition - 3/10/2009 12:38:00 PM
· Authors Read - 3/1/2009 8:17:00 AM
· My Splendid Concubine - 2/14/2009 10:59:00 AM
· The Book Stacks - 2/1/2009 7:16:00 PM
· Peeking Between the Pages - 1/26/2009 10:58:00 AM
· The Tome Traveller's Weblog - 1/5/2009 12:33:00 PM
· Ameican Chronicle - 1/5/2009 12:29:00 PM
· Interview at Fiction Scribe - 12/19/2008 3:41:00 PM
· Book Czar Review - 12/16/2008 4:29:00 PM
· 2008 London Book Festival Winners - 12/10/2008 12:12:00 PM
· Bad News and Good News - 11/28/2008 8:50:00 PM
· PODRAM - 11/19/2008 5:11:00 PM
· Another Internet Literary Environment for 'Manic Readers' - 9/5/2008 7:40:00 AM
· Author Inteview on 'Writer in the Pines' - 9/2/2008 1:26:00 PM
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· Talk of the Town with Nelle Reagan - 7/25/2008 11:07:00 AM
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· Review from New Great Books Website - 6/21/2008 6:47:00 AM
· AllBooks Review - 5/26/2008 9:52:00 AM
· East Bay Express - 5/21/2008 6:16:00 AM
· City Weekend Magazine - 5/15/2008 9:41:00 AM
· ForeignerCN.com - 5/10/2008 10:15:00 AM
· Historical Novels Review Online - 5/10/2008 10:09:00 AM
· Midwest Book Review - 5/8/2008 8:07:00 AM

Books by
Lloyd Lofthouse



Running with the Enemy

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Crazy is Normal a classroom exposé

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My Splendid Concubine, 3rd edition

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