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Pure land

Author: Alan Spence
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Scottish businessman Thomas Glover, who in 1858 as a teenager takes a post as a trader in Japan and amasses a fortune over the next decade, plays a key role in modernizing Japan and helps engineer the overthrow of the shogun.
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spence, Alan, 1947-
Pure land.
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2006
(OCoLC)607732501
Named Person: Thomas Blake Glover; Thomas Blake Glover; Glover; Glover; Thomas Blake Glover
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Spence
ISBN: 1841958824 9781841958828 9781841958552 1841958557 1841958565 9781841958569
OCLC Number: 170956429
Description: 420 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alan Spence.

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The year is 1858. Thomas Glover is a gutsy 18-year-old who grasps the chance of escape to foreign lands and takes a posting as a trader in Japan. Within 10 years he amasses a great fortune. Yet  Read more...

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Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short-story writer. His awards include the McVitie Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. He is based in Edinburgh, where he and his Read more...

 
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