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The Old Sow in the Back Room: An Englishwoman in Japan

3.08  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by John Murray Publishers
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Anthony B.
Kind of an eye opener. A look at some of the stuff that Japanese people would think mundane.

Recommended, though the narrative is disinteresting at times and some details in the story make me wonder if there's more than a few fictional elements in it.

Recommended for anyone interested in learning about Japan from an outsider's perspective
Evelien
Mar 25, 2010 Evelien rated it it was ok
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Started out well and I found it very interesting, but then somehow it couldn't hold my attention and I didn't exactly find what it was that I wanted to read in a book like this ( about a foreigner in an Asian country for a longer period of time).
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