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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848943148

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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‘A herculean achievement . . . strong plot and strong characterisation’ The Times

It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House – and heir to the title of Tai-Pan – stands Malcolm Struan, who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga, who shares all of his ancestor’s cunning and ambition.

‘A passionate portrait of suffering . . . a strange and gripping tale of a nation’s deflowerment’ Mail on Sunday

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A passionate portrait of suffering ... a strange and gripping tale of a nation's deflowerment
Nicholas Trelawney, <i>Mail on Sunday</i>
A grand historical perspective that makes us feel we're understanding how today's Japan came into being . . . absorbing . . . full of rich characters and complicated action
<i>New York Times</i>
A world of intrigue, violence and betrayal, where the only certainty is that that no-one can be trusted
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
GAI-JIN is a major read
<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>