The Last Concubine

The Last Concubine

Book - 2008
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Growing up deep in the mountains of rural Japan in 1861, Sachi has always felt different. Her life is turned upside down at 11 when she is taken to the women's palace in the great city of Edo. There she is chosen to be the young shogun's concubine. Set in one of the most tumultuous eras in Japanese history, 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: 9780143052715
Branch Call Number: DOW
Characteristics: 480 pages : illustrations, 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.

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