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One morning like a bird

Author: Andrew Miller
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tokyo, 1940. As Japan's war with China escalates, Yuji Takano, a young man so far spared fighting by ill-health, clings to his calm, cultured life - the company of friends, evenings of French conversation at the home of the trader, Monsieur Feneon, the days of writing and contemplation enabled by an allowance from his father." "But the world begins to close in on Yuji. His father loses his professorship over a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Miller
ISBN: 9780340825143 0340825146 9780340952153 0340952156
OCLC Number: 230989513
Description: 373 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Miller.

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Set in Japan in the run-up to Pearl Harbour, the mesmerising tale of a young man forced to make life-changing decisions, by 'one of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind' (Sunday  Read more...

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'Miller's delicate prose most closely recalls the tone of emotional restraint in Kazuo Ishiguro's early novels ... Crisply defined characters offer a foil to Yuji's progressive ruminations, which Read more...

 
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