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Vividly recalls post-war Japan; and the life of a girl to an old woman. Very well written, and I really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 16 days ago by malisa
Lovely Fairy Princess Aiko!
Aiko! My girl.
You are a princess and star.
As it is fundamental.
And responsibly at all times. Read more
A delightful read and a peak into the life of royalty. Loneliness in the midst of plenty is the theme. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alice's Point of View
Wonderful story and so different from Reservation Road written by the same author.
Both books I have kept in my permanent library for re-reading or to share with house guests.
This is a fiction about Haruko, the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial family. It's based on the current Empress Michiko... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tarepanda
A facinating book about Japan and the Royal family. I really got an inside look at how the Emperor and his family exist. Read morePublished 8 months ago by bookwormbug
A look into the private lives of women of royalty. Of what it could be like to live as a prisoner of tradition, with no power to live on your own terms and no way to express your... Read morePublished 17 months ago by C. Farnsworth
First, I didn't read the book.
I was just struck by the cover design because I have never seen that low a back neckline before even though I realized on my own (or... Read more