‘This is not just a tale of trees, but of …..endeavour, war and reconciliation’

The Sunday Times, Books of the Year  

‘ A remarkable book ….A treat for gardeners and historians’

Robin Lane Fox, The Financial Times

‘A portrait of great charm and sophistication…You won’t look at cherry blossoms the same way again’

Christopher Harding, The Guardian   

New Book in April 2024

About Naoko

Naoko Abe is a Japanese journalist and non-fiction writer. She was the first female political writer to cover the prime minister’s office, the foreign ministry and the defence ministry at Mainichi Shimbun, one of Japan’s largest newspapers. Since moving to London with her British husband ad their two boys in 2001, she has worked as a freelance writer and has published five books in Japanese. Her biography of Collingwood Ingram in Japanese won the prestigious Nihon Essayist Club Award in 2016.

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