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Sword and blossom: a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman

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This is the true story of an extraordinary love affair. In 1904, British Army officer Arthur Hart-Synnot was sent to Japan to learn the language. Arthur met Masa Suzuki at the Officers' Club and was immediately smitten. Masa had grown up among shopkeepers and craftsmen in working-class of Tokyo. She had left school at age fourteen to work and was a dutiful Japanese daughter. But her feelings for Arthur were so powerful that she was willing to risk her family's disapproval to be with him. This book follows their attempts to make a life together and chronicles the racial prejudice and social snobbery they encountered. Separated for years at a time, they stayed in touch through long, deeply affectionate letters. The authors use this treasure trove of more than eight hundred letters to tell a story of enduring love and great loss.--From publisher description.
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Grouping Titlesword and blossom a british officers enduring love for a japanese woman
Grouping Authorpeter pagnamenta
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2023-01-14 20:02:02PM
Last Indexed2023-02-06 21:14:07PM

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This is the true story of an extraordinary love affair. In 1904, British Army officer Arthur Hart-Synnot was sent to Japan to learn the language. Arthur met Masa Suzuki at the Officers' Club and was immediately smitten. Masa had grown up among shopkeepers and craftsmen in working-class of Tokyo. She had left school at age fourteen to work and was a dutiful Japanese daughter. But her feelings for Arthur were so powerful that she was willing to risk her family's disapproval to be with him. This book follows their attempts to make a life together and chronicles the racial prejudice and social snobbery they encountered. Separated for years at a time, they stayed in touch through long, deeply affectionate letters. The authors use this treasure trove of more than eight hundred letters to tell a story of enduring love and great loss.--From publisher description.
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2006
2017
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Armed Forces -- Officers -- Biography
Biographies
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
Great Britain -- Biography
Hart-Synnot, Arthur Henry Seton, -- 1870-1942
Interracial dating
Japan -- Biography
Love
Nonfiction
Suzuki, Masako, -- 1878-1965
United Kingdom -- Biography
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Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman
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Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman / Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman [electronic resource] / Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
Sword and blossom [electronic resource] : A british officer's enduring love for a japanese woman. Peter Pagnamenta
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Sword and blossom
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a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman
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Armed Forces
Biography & Autobiography
Hart-Synnot, Arthur Henry Seton
Interracial dating
Love
Nonfiction
Officers
Suzuki, Masako

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