Junying Kirk


Junying Kirk came to Britain from China in 1988. She has lived almost as long in her adopted country as in the country of her birth. She was born in the 1960s and grew up in the turbulent times of the Cultural Revolution. A British Council scholarship led her to study English Language Teaching at Warwick University, followed by further postgraduate degrees at Glasgow and Leeds. She has worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher and cultural consultant. Currently working as a professional interpreter and translator, she enjoys writing fiction, reading, blogging and travelling. Her Journey to the West trilogy, 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and 'Land of Hope' have been published on electronic form here and elsewhere. She lives in Birmingham with her husband.

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Land of Hope
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,950. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Junying Kirk completes her ‘Journey to the West’ trilogy with this inter-racial saga. A complex love story is interwoven through a tale of international crime, broken dreams, human trafficking and sexual exploitation. ‘Journey’ is just that, a merciless trek from the coast of Southern China to the drug farms in the heart of England, exposing worlds you never would have imagined exist.
Trials of Life
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 124,110. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
What happens when two powerful personalities and two different cultures meet and clash? Will life teach Pearl another sharp lesson in her adopted country, or will the ancient Chinese belief hold true that everything happens for a reason? Will she bow to her fate, or fight for her beliefs?  Pearl Zhang meets Andrew Church and they fall in love. Then she meets Dick Appleton; her nightmare begins.
The Same Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,190. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Educational
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Pearl Zhang was born in China, and grew up during the Cultural Revolution. She was raised in a typically Chinese manner, went to school, got a job and got married, then she went to the United Kingdom, and stayed. Follow Pearl's Journey, from the East to the West, and discover a New World through her eyes.

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