Renaissance Books, August 2016.

Alumni Authors - September 2016


Here’s a round-up of the latest books published by Exeter alumni writers. If you studied at Exeter and you’ve recently published a book let us know by emailing with a synopsis of the book, an image and your biography and we will feature it in Alumni Authors.

Anjin – the Life and Times of Samurai William Adams 1564 – 1620 As Seen Through Japanese Eyes by Hiromi Rogers

This is the real story that inspired James Clavell’s blockbuster novel Shogun and it is every bit as extraordinary. From ship-wrecked sailor and wretched‌ prisoner, Adams rose to become one of the closest advisors to Japan’s most respected Shogun and the achievements of Miura Anjin, as he was known, are still celebrated in Japan today. Drawing on her native knowledge and on research skills gained at Exeter, Hiromi Rogers [PhD 2001] uncovers Japanese sources never before translated into English to take us closer to the definitive account of Adams’ life as a samurai lord and of the mistakes and misunderstandings, very relevant today, that scuppered England’s first ‘trade deal’ with Japan.”
Available from Orca Book Services with £9.95 discount for Exeter alumni contact or call 01235 465577.   

Joseph Clark: A Popular Victorian Artist and His World by Eric Galvin 

A biography of the renowned artist known for his works of everyday life set in rural households in the West Country.

Crow Fall by Maxine Ridge

After the publication of her debut novel in 2014, Alumna Maxine Ridge publishes her second novel Crow Fall on 30 September 2016.

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Date: 24 May 2016

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