#EmptyShelf 2016 #9: The Last Concubine

Well, reading in the evening seems to be gathering pace! This time it's 620 pages, and yes, I've read them all! The Last Concubine, written by Lesley Downer, is another novel set against a well-researched historical background, set in 1860s Japan. The author had lived in Japan, and done a lot of…