The Last Concubine, Paperback
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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 ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624 pages, map
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552155205



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I enjoyed this book so much, and although I know nothing about the history of Japan in order to say how close it was to the truth , I am pleased I discovered this book which has sparked my interest in learning more about Japan's history. It is written beautifully.