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Geisha in Gion by Mineko Iwasaki

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Geisha in Gion is an autobiography written by Mineko Iwasaki (Iwasaki Mineko in traditional Japanese format). Iwasaki was one of the geiko interviewed by Arthur Golden for his novel Memoirs of a Geisha (Which I will be reading and reviewing in due course). She, however, felt that he misrepresented both her and the geisha community in his novel and thus penned this book.

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Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

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You’re probably all getting really fed up of me reviewing Diana Wynne Jones’ books right now, never fear, this is the last series I’ll be reviewing of hers for a while, I’ll move on to something else after I’ve done these.

Charmed Life is the first in a series called Chrestomanci. It’s set in a world similar to our own, yet distinctly different. According to the back of the book, it’s a “Related World” and that means that where our world began looking into science and stuff around the 14th and 15th century, this world focused on Magic. Which is great because that makes it fun. Continue reading

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The Summoner: Origins by Taran Matharu

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I picked this book up because it was free on Amazon and having thoroughly enjoyed The Novice I thought it was worth taking a look at. I was right. It was so interesting reading about Arcturus’ past and learning more about him and how the Faversham’s infidelity was found out about and I really enjoyed getting to know Arcturus’ character and learning more about Sacharissa. Continue reading