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The Last Concubine By Lesley Downer

The Last Concubine
by Lesley Downer

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Japan, 1865, the women's palace in the great city of Edo. Sachi, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, is chosen to be his concubine. Before she dare dream of a life with him, Sachi must uncover the secret of her own origins - a secret that encompasses a wrong so terrible that it threatens to destroy her ....
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The Last Concubine: The Shogun Quartet, Book 2 by Lesley Downer

Japan, 1865, the women's palace in the great city of Edo. Bristling with intrigue and erotic rivalries, the palace is home to three thousand women and only one man - the young shogun. Sachi, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, is chosen to be his concubine. But Japan is changing, and as civil war erupts, Sachi flees for her life. Rescued by a rebel warrior, she finds unknown feelings stirring within her; but this is a world in which private passions have no place and there is not even a word for 'love'. Before she dare dream of a life with him, Sachi must uncover the secret of her own origins - a secret that encompasses a wrong so terrible that it threatens to destroy her ....

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About Lesley Downer


Lesley Downer's mother was Chinese and her father a professor of Chinese, so she grew up in a house full of books on Asia. But it was Japan, not China, that proved the more alluring, and she lived there for some fifteen years. She has written many books about the country and its culture, including Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World, and Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha who Seduced the West, and has presented television programmes on Japan for Channel 4, the BBC and NHK. She lives in London with her husband, the author Arthur I. Miller, and still makes sure she goes to Japan every year.

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GOR000925914
The Last Concubine: The Shogun Quartet, Book 2 by Lesley Downer
Lesley Downer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2009-02-12
624
0552155209
9780552155205
Short-listed for Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2009
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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