Read by David Horovitch.
Based on a chest full of 800 letters from a British army officer to a young Japanese woman, this is a true story of a love affair that spanned decades and continents.It begins in 1904 as Arthur Hart-Synnot sets out to learn Japanese.
Captain Hart-Synnot and Masa Suzuki meet under the plum blossom trees of the Army Officers Club in Tokyo.
It is 1904 and Japan is at war with Russia over their conflicting interests in Manchuria.
But Arthur is beginning to find romance more appealing than following the news from the front.
The story of the growing love between Capt Arthur Hart-Synnot and Masa Suzuki.
As Arthur is posted away further and further away from Tokyo, the letters he sends back to Masa increase - as does their frustration at being separated.
Arthur is still determined to rejoin Masa in Japan but the war in Europe threatens their future happiness.
Despite tragedy and heartbreak the letters continue - and the story reaches down through the generations.