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The Resource 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, Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams

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Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman
Title
Sword and blossom
Title remainder
a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman
Statement of responsibility
Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pagnamenta, Peter
Dewey number
  • 941.081092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.H325
LC item number
P37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Momoko
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hart-Synnot, Arthur Henry Seton
  • Suzuki, Masako
  • Armed Forces
  • Love
  • Interracial dating
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
Label
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman, Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-324) and index
Control code
ocm63125612
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxii, 345 p.
Isbn
9781594200892
Lccn
2005058180
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) o63125612
Label
Sword and blossom : a British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman, Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-324) and index
Control code
ocm63125612
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxii, 345 p.
Isbn
9781594200892
Lccn
2005058180
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) o63125612

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