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A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

(2015)
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Amaterasu Takahashi has spent her life grieving for her daughter Yuko and grandson Hideo, who were victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945.

Now a widow living in America, she believes that one man was responsible for her loss; a local doctor who caused an irreparable rift between mother and daughter.

When a man claiming to be Hideo arrives on her doorstep, she is forced to revisit the past; the hurt and humiliation of her early life, the intoxication of a first romance and the realisation that if she had loved her daughter in a different way, she might still be alive today.

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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
ISBN: 0-09-195906-3 / 978-0-09-195906-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
ISBN: 0-09-959247-9 / 978-0-09-959247-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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December 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
ISBN: 0-14-312825-6 / 978-0-14-312825-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A Novel
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
ISBN: 1-5046-5660-1 / 978-1-5046-5660-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A Novel
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
ISBN: 1-5046-5659-8 / 978-1-5046-5659-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A Novel
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A Novel
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Author(s): Jackie Copleton
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK