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[KINDLE] ✿ The Courtesan and the Samurai By Lesley Downer – Getup-party.de Japan 1868 the last shogun has been defeated the age of the emperors is about to begin and in Japan's frozen north a diehard band of loyalists plans a desperate last stand Hana is just seventeen when Japan 1868 the last shogun has been defeated the age of the emperors is about to begin.

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PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the  PDF #215;

PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; second The Last Concubine was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2009 and translated into 30 languages The other two novels are The Courtesan and the Samurai and The Samurai’s Daughter My non fiction on Japan includes Geisha The Remarkable Truth Behind the Fiction and Madame Sadayakko The Geisha who Seduced the West I’m also a journalist and travel writer give lectures and teach Creative Writing at City University in London

10 thoughts on “The Courtesan and the Samurai

  1. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBI wanted to like this book After all I preordered it a year ago and waited and waited waited for it to grace my mailbox so it's with some disappointment that I write thisThe Courtesan is Hana In the beginning her husband is leaving for war and she wields a sword to defend her home I thought Oh goody a chick with balls Not really She is terribly naive and ends up permitting some strange woman to sell her into prostitution And well I'm all for making the most of a bad situation but this chick ends up actually liking her new profession I didn't like this partly because I don't like the damsel in distress bit and partly because I think the whole geisha thing is overdone The


  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBI had my doubts about this book to begin with because the title is a little cheesy but let me reassure you its a beautiful gem of a holiday readI wasnt able to put it down and found myself entranced by two aspects of Lesley Downer's creativityFirst of all she writes beautifully it is so easy to read and the way she describes situations conditions nature forces of nature human nature etc were just so spot on for me and done in a beautiful manner I knew also from the beginning that this lady had really done her research and knew her subject well She wrote with great skill and confidence and wound a story around some factual events and people which to me was so brilliant Downer truely captured


  3. George George says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBAfter reading Lesley Downer's other works I found the Courtesan and the Samurai rather disappointing The novel isn't bad it's clearly been well researched and there are some exciting parts but to me the storyline seemed weak and the characters and certain plots weren't as well developed as they could have been My main criticism is that the novel felt rather rushed or a bit too s


  4. Natasa Natasa says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBI enjoyed this novel for the rich historical detail than the actual love story between Yozo and Hana I know little about this period of Japanese history and found this aspect of th


  5. Tocotin Tocotin says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBI liked the book for the subject matter Yoshiwara the most famous of Japan's pleasure quarters but less for the story and research or rather for the impact the research has had on the story No I don't think that in a novel even in a historical one everything has to be accurate in order for the reader to enjoy it Yet the choices of a particular time and place do affect the story and often force the writer to make specific plot decisions I mean force in a challenging way like having characters choose a likely course of action or a less anachronistic reaction to some situations I believe that this is actually what produces twis


  6. laipeen laipeen says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBInitially I thought the first half of the book dragged on for a while The connection between the two main protagonists was also not well developed as it started only in the 2nd half of the book However the afterword made me appreciate the book and its slow development and I understood why the author described certain scenes as lengthily as she did It would help if some of the important information in the afterword was placed at the start of the story that way the readers would be able to appreciate why she wrote it that way Many key scenes and parts of the story were true events some of the characters are also based on real people who lived and were involved in the Northerner's struggle to reinstate the shogun


  7. Jennifer JCS Jennifer JCS says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUB‘We need to look to the future not back at the past’This novel is set in 186869 during the period of civil war known as the Meiji Restoration between the shogunate forces the northerners and the imperial Japanese forces the southernersThe novel’s protagonist Hana is seventeen when her husband a commander in the Northern Alliance leaves her to go to war Hana is the daughter of a samurai and her duty as a samurai wife is clear The northerners are losing and when the southerners attack her home and she is unable to defend it she flees for her life across the shattered city of Edo later renamed Tokyo Hana is first helped and then sold by a procuress to become a courtesan in the five streets of the YoshiwaraYozo Tajima returns to Japan after four years in the West just in time to find the world he left beh


  8. Hermien Hermien says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBI enjoyed the descriptions of life as a courtesan and the bit of history I learnt from the book but the actual love story didn't quite work for me it felt a bit too good to be true


  9. Jodie quotBookishquot Cook Jodie quotBookishquot Cook says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUBBook ReviewTitle The Courtesan and the SamuraiAuthor Lesley DownerGenre RomanceCulturalHistoricalRating Review “The Courtesan and the Samurai” is the second book in a series of historical fiction by Lesley Downer set in 1860s Japan This novel is set in 1868 9 a particularly turbulent year covering the civil war between the shogunate forces or “northerners” and the imperial Japanese forces or “southerners” as the two sides are simply called in the novel This period is usually known as the Meiji RestorationWritten from the point of the losing side in the civil war the protagonist here is Hana a 17 year old daughter of a samurai married to one of the fiercest commanders of the ex shogun’s forces of the Northern Alliance The last shogun Yoshinobu had resigned at the end of 1867 under duress from the Mikado’s councillors and the Southern clansHana’s marriag


  10. Pennin Pennin says:

    PDF Lesley Downer #215; The Courtesan and the Samurai eBook #193; and the PDF #215; courtesan download, samurai kindle, The Courtesan pdf, and the pdf, Courtesan and the ebok, The Courtesan and the Samurai PDF/EPUB↠ 4 stars ↞I really enjoyed this book Pretty much flied through it I loved the historical setting and the characters The only issue I had was the pacing where the book felt rushed towards the end It took too long before the two main characters meet that by that point there wasn't enough time to develop their relationship or the plot that followed Surprisingly enough I actually enjoyed the insta love in this book because I was invested in both of the characters prior to them meeting and by extension ended up rooting for their romance despite the fact that it was u


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