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Xiaomei Martell

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Xiaomei Martell is the author of Lion's Head, Four Happiness: A Little Sister's Story of Growing Up in China. She was born in 1964 in Inner Mongolia, one of China's most remote regions, and spent her formative years there during the Cultural Revolution. After winning a coveted university place at the age of fifteen, she studied first English and then art in Beijing where she also worked after graduation, teaching English, acting as a travel guide and working for art galleries. She came to England in the late 1980s to pursue her studies and has lived in England ever since.

Books by Xiaomei Martell

Lion's Head, Four Happiness

A charming, quirky memoir of one little girl's life during the cultural revolution and the food that inspired her family and friends. A must read for for lovers of Chinese food and Chinese culture.

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