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Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman
     

Sword and Blossom: A British Officer's Enduring Love for a Japanese Woman

by Peter Pagnamenta, Momoko Williams
 

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Sword and Blossom tells the tragic true story of an extraordinary love affair that began when a young Army officer fell in love with a Japanese woman in the early years of the twentieth century. Based on a treasure trove of more than eight hundred letters, it chronicles Arthur Hart- Synnot and Masa Suzuki's attempts to make a life together despite long

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Sword and Blossom tells the tragic true story of an extraordinary love affair that began when a young Army officer fell in love with a Japanese woman in the early years of the twentieth century. Based on a treasure trove of more than eight hundred letters, it chronicles Arthur Hart- Synnot and Masa Suzuki's attempts to make a life together despite long periods of separation, racial prejudice, and political turbulence. Their doomed relationship, like that of their countries, was part of a confused age of extremes and contradictions, of violence and beauty, and of destinies etched out amid the conflicts of the first half of the twentieth century.

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...a fascinating narrative that spans decades ... you'll be stirred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143112143
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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essence of this inexpressibly beautiful story will remain with me, I believe, for the rest of my life. (Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman)

Meet the Author

Peter Pagnamenta is a writer and television documentary maker who has produced many BBC history series.
Momoko Williams has worked on the major NHK series The Twentieth Century and Pacific War, as well as the photographic exhibition "Japanese in Britain, 1863-2001."

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