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…