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Beyond the Blossoming Fields

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As a young girl, Ginko Ogino seems set for a conventional life, cushioned by the male-dominated society of nineteenth-century Japan. But when she contracts gonorrhoea from her husband - an illness then thought to be incurable - she is divorced and disowned by her own family. Unable to bear the humiliation of being treated by a male doctor, she resolves to become a doctor herself. As more and more obstacles are placed before her, will she give in to social pressure or continue to fight against her world and her times A huge bestseller in Japan, where it sold over three million copies, "Beyond the Blossoming Fields" is the real-life story of Japan's first female physician and a timeless parable on the power of love and idealism.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : UK Hardback

Title: Beyond the Blossoming Fields
Author(s): Junichi Watanabe
ISBN: 1-84688-064-5 / 978-1-84688-064-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Beyond the Blossoming Fields
Author(s): Jun'ichi Watanabe
ISBN: 1-84688-078-5 / 978-1-84688-078-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books
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