The Last Concubine

The Last Concubine

eBook - 2008
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From the timeless beauty of the women's palace in Edo Japan, to bloody battles fought outside its walls, The Last Concubine is an epic evocation of a country in revolution, and of a young woman's quest to find out who she really is.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2008
ISBN: 9780143176497
Characteristics: 1 online resource (489 p.) : ill., maps


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Apr 07, 2017

I have been dying to read this book and have been searching for a free download of it please help

Oct 06, 2012

This book is 2.5 stars. Although the book is meant to be fictional, the majority of the people and events in the book are fact-based. The locations are breath-taking and so well described that it’s easy to find yourself absorbed in the book from the first couple of pages; a mean feat that most authors do not manage. It’s obvious that the authour has spent a lot of time researching 1800s Japan; one of the many pieces of evidence lies in her elaborate paragraphs on kimonos. Sadly enough I was bored after the 1st 3rd of the book. The plot was just not engaging. I kept at it as I wanted to know more about that era in Japan.

Jul 15, 2010

loved this book! full of great factual research and a great mix of the fiction and non-fiction. I highly rec this book to anyone who has a slight interest in japanese or oriental history!

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