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The Beauty of the Package

Pico Iyer

‘You can throw yourself into any fantasy, she (and her country) might have been saying, so long as you don’t mistake it for real life.’

Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer has been based in Japan since 1987 and is the author of two novels and eight books of non-fiction, including, The Lady and the Monk, about his first year in Kyoto. He has also written introductions to forty other books and many liner notes for Leonard Cohen. His most recent work is The Man Within My Head.

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