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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 9 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
I couldn't put this book down. I stayed up late until I finished it. I had two takeaways from my reading:
Princess Di - I was given some idea how Lady Di must have... Read more
The emperor of Japan personifies traditions and beliefs that incorporate the political, the religious, and the mystical. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Margery Leonard
The Commoner is an uncommonly lovely and elegant book. It tells the fictionalized story of the actual history of the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Royal Family. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joy Bennett
the book was sad and fore two reasons . First the young girl was in love and married into a difficult life. Then the other young girl was pushed into a life not good for her.Published 16 months ago by Dorothy Yetso
At least, I think it is fiction. The story flowed well and I enjoyed the character development. I do not know much about this culture or era, and was fascinated by what I... Read morePublished 17 months ago by emh979
Our library fiction book group read and enjoyed this novel which imagines the life of a commoner, who in 1959 marries the Crown Prince of Japan whom she meets on a tennis court. Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. M. Keefer