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China Blonde

Book Cover: China Blonde
ISBN: 9780648905301
How a newsreader's search for adventure led to friendship, acceptance... and peroxide pandemonium in China
From a TV newsreader in Sydney to a hotelier’s wife in the heart of China – this is a true story of reinvention, love and finding your home. When Nicole Webb’s husband James is offered a job in the ancient city of Xi’an, in north-west China, they jump at the chance. With their three-year-old daughter Ava, they fly into a city they know nothing about, where they don’t know anyone and can’t speak the language. Touching down, Nicole and Ava are the only blondes in the jam-packed arrivals hall, and culture shock hits them head on. With honesty and humour, Nicole takes us on a journey of daily life in the Middle Kingdom at a time when every country is looking towards China. We follow her search for friendship and acceptance, as she discovers, no matter what your culture or background, we’re connected the world over by the common thread of humanity. China Blonde gives a very personal insight, told with a journalist’s eye view, into the lives of those who embraced Nicole with open arms. Her experiences along the way will resonate with anyone who’s ever built a life in a new home – be it across the city or across the world.
Publisher: Broadcast Books
Reviews:Terry Willesee, journalist wrote:

Imagine no more what life is like in China! Nicole's stories are enlightening, scary, heartwarming and brilliantly told.

Laura Kotso wrote:

Five remarkable, epic, laughter inducing, tear jerking stars!

Natalie Murray wrote:

Funny, heart-warming, and shocking at times, China Blonde is also an enlightening snapshot of modern life and its impacts in the Middle Kingdom.