2014 is the hundredth anniversary of The Takarazuka Revue, the spectacular all-female Japanese song and dance company, and, to mark the occasion, Neo Magazine has just published an article about the history and background of the Takarazuka Revue, plus coverage of a fascinating and hugely popular commemorative event held by the Japan Foundation in London called A Hundred Years of Song and Dance. Continue reading
It’s the Takarazuka Revue’s one hundredth anniversary this year, so I absolutely had to go back to the little town in the mountains outside Osaka where it all began and see the anniversary production of their most famous show, The Rose of Versailles. It was a trip down memory lane for me – it’s several years since I was last there, and I was excited to be back. Continue reading
Today is publication day! My new murder mystery, The Cherry Blossom Murder is out!
Stubborn, down-to-earth Londoner Josie loves her life in Tokyo and her friends in glamorous actress Tammy’s fan club – until she finds a body under the cherry blossom. Determined to find the killer, she goes behind the scenes of the spectacular Takarazuka Revue to expose the secrets and lies, save a priceless treasure – and sort out her own increasingly tangled love life.
It’s an entertaining murder mystery about a British female amateur detective and it’s set in present-day Japan. The Takarazuka Revue is real and truly amazing – for more about it see my Takarazuka page.
And here’s the link for Kobo and other ebook readers worldwide.