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The Pure Land by Alan Spence

The Pure Land

Alan Spence

18-year-old Thomas Glover leaves Aberdeen to work for Jardine Matheson in Nagasaki. This is part historical fiction, part adventure story, part love story and takes us from when Japan was a feudal state right up to its becoming a modern trading nation. It is always moving, especially the depiction of the love affair which inspired Madame Butterfly.

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