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Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan

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Description for Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan Paperback. Bestselling author Giles Milton takes us on a fascinating Jacobean adventure. Num Pages: 416 pages, line drawings throughout. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1FPJ; 3JD; BGH; HBJD1; HBJF; HBLH; HBLL; JPSD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 132 x 26. Weight in Grams: 294.

In 1611 an astonishing letter arrived at the East India Trading Company in London after a tortuous seven-year journey. Englishman William Adams was one of only twenty-four survivors of a fleet of ships bound for Asia, and he had washed up in the forbidden land of Japan.

The traders were even more amazed to learn that, rather than be horrified by this strange country, Adams had fallen in love with the barbaric splendour of Japan - and decided to settle. He had forged a close friendship with the ruthless Shogun, taken a Japanese wife and sired a new, mixed-race ... Read more

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About Giles Milton
Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost and, most recently, Wolfram. He has also written two novels and two children's books, one of them illustrated by his wife Alexandra. He lives in South London.

Reviews for Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan
Told with Stevensonian gusto ... A revelation
Jane Gardam, Spectator
Anyone who enjoyed Shogun ... will love this
Lancashire Evening Post
Samurai William is a great read and fairly romps along
What's On
A page-turner of a book... an accessible, well-crafted piece of popularised history.
Allan Spence, The Scotsman
Giles Milton has ... Read more

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