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Book:The shogun's queen / Lesley Downer.:2017 The shogun's queen / Lesley Downer.
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Author: Downer, Lesley,
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Book
Classification: 823.92
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780552163491 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2016.
Includes bibliographical references.
Japan, and the year is 1853. Growing up among the samurai of the Satsuma Clan, in Japan's deep south, the fiery, beautiful and headstrong Okatsu has - like all the clan's women - been encouraged to be bold, taught to wield the halberd, and to ride a horse.But when she is just seventeen, four black ships appear. Bristling with cannon and manned by strangers who to the Japanese eyes are barbarians, their appearance threatens Japan's very existence. And turns Okatsu's world upside down. Chosen by her feudal lord, she has been given a very special role to play. Given a new name - Princess Atsu - and a new destiny, she is the only one who can save the realm. Her journey takes her to Edo Castle, a place so secret that it cannot be marked on any map. There, sequestered in the Women's Palace - home to three thousand women, and where only one man may enter: the shogun - she seems doomed to live out her days.
Series title: The shogun quartet ; book one
Additional information: xx, 521 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
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Fascinating detail of the lives and intrigue of the Royal family in Japan. A fantastic read.
07/01/19
Bkworm
Edinburgh
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Hardback:The shogun's queen:2016.
Author: Downer, Lesley, author.
Year 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Bantam Press,
Resource type: Physical
478 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
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0552163457
Paperback:The samurai's daughter:2013.
Author: Downer, Lesley, author.
Year 2013.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi,
Resource type: Physical
556 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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