WELCOME - Jill is a member of the Historic Novels Society & The Alliance of Independent Authors
Jill Rutherford’s Secret Samurai has been chosen by Savvy Tokyo Magazine as one of the 7 Must-Read Japan-Related Books by Female Authors
. . . she has established herself as a writer with great insight into Japanese culture and the power to deliver unique plots and marvellous characters
Savvy Tokyo Magazine
Welcome to the website of Jill Rutherford, author of Cherry Blossoms, Sushi and Takarazuka, Secret Samurai Trilogy, The Day After I Won the Lottery…and other Short Stories.
Secret Samurai Shifting Sands
The shifting sands of war and politics, love and ambition, steer events into dangerous and unexpected directions.
The third book in the continuing story of the Secret Samurai Trilogy.
Secret Samurai - Snakes of Desire
The Snakes of desire enter the blood of Bebe, Kai, Yoshi and Kenji as they seek out their cravings for trust, courage, ambition and love. The second book in the Secret Samurai Trilogy.
Secret Samurai - Tangled Lives
Two women samurai . . . Two different centuries . . . A story of secrets, lies, love, war and ambition which has consequences for Japan itself. The first book in the Secret Samurai Trilogy.
The Day After I Won the Lottery
Three of the stories draw on the author's deep knowledge of Japan: two mysterious ladies in kimono who don't speak to each other – a woman involved in the Japanese tsunami, and the third follows two women's parallel lives in London and Tokyo.
Cherry Blossoms, Sushi and Takarazuka
This is a funny, enthralling, unusual memoir which is an inspiration to anyone who wants to follow their dreams. It is the true story of how a middle aged Englishwoman, with little money, no visa, no job, no qualifications to get a job there and only one Japanese friend, could realise her dream of living and working in Japan. She opened her own English school and prospered in one of the world’s most ancient cultures: where real life is hidden under a veil of good manners and everything takes on a different meaning.
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