October 01, 2017

Book Review: One Morning Like a Bird by Andrew Miller


 








Author:         Andrew Miller  
Publisher:    Sceptre, London. UK. 2008.
                      ISBN:           978-0-340-82514-3 
                      Pages:         37330


Life in Tokyo in the 1940’s through a young man’s eyes

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Set in Tokyo 1940, Andrew Miller tells the story of Yuji Takano who studies French at university and who one day dreams of being a writer.
Living at home with his parents we visit his life: his immediate family, relatives and friends of the family, meet the maids who take care of the house, the neighbours in the street, his part time job, go with him and friends as he goes to practice French at a traders house, riding on street cars in Tokyo (which have long disappeared), eating at street stalls and restaurants.
A historical fiction that shares the life and times of the era, the setting, details and relationships draw you in to be a part of the story.
It shares Yuji’s intimate thoughts and experiences as he journeys from teenager to a young adult.
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Book Review   One Morning Like a Bird by Andrew Miller 




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