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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Blossoms and Shadows
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'This is the story of the birth of modern Japan, told by Tsuru, a young woman who breaks every stereotype of the Japanese lady. We meet her on the day of her sister's wedding, and soon realise that she will not accept the same domestic role that her sister is about to take on. Instead, Tsuru is ready to embrace the new world, defend her beliefs, look for love, and follow her career as a doctor working alongside her husband on the battlefields.

'In the mid 1860s Japan was in the grip of a revolution almost as tumultuous as the French Revolution 100 years earlier, yet we in the West know very little about it. This book lets readers feel they are there among the revolutionaries, guided by the engaging character of Tsuru. By the end of the first chapter readers will feel they know her, and want to fight with her as she battles against the conventions of the day and falls into a forbidden love.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph: In particular physicians are entrusted with human lives, view the naked body, speak about deeply held secrets and listen to humiliating confessions. Hold always a feeling of warmth and generosity within and speak sparingly. Strive to be silent. - From Mr Fu's Advice to Physicians (Christoph W. Hufeland's Enchiridion Medicum, quoted by Ogata Koan)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2010 .
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      Extent: 467p.
      Description: maps
      ISBN: 9780733627606 (hbk.), 9780733627453 (hbk.), 9780733626500 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Любов по време на цъфтежа
Transliterated title: Lyubov po vreme na tsftezha
Language: Bulgarian

Works about this Work

Lian Hearn (Gillian Rubinstein) – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , October 2010;
Inside Chōshū Alison Broinowski , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 October 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
[Review] Blossoms and Shadows B. Owen Baxter , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Caught in a Changing Japan Ronni Phillips , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 September 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 October 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
[Review] Blossoms and Shadows B. Owen Baxter , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 October 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Blossoms and Shadows Lian Hearn , 2010 single work novel
Lian Hearn (Gillian Rubinstein) – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , October 2010;
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