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Please Enjoy Your Happiness - A Memoir

Paul Brinkley-Rogers

Please Enjoy Your Happiness is a beautifully written coming-of-age memoir based on the English author's summer-long love affair with a remarkable older Japanese woman. Whilst serving as a seaman at the age of nineteen, Brinkley-Rogers met Kaji Yukiko, a sophisticated, highly intellectual Japanese woman, who was on the run from her vicious gangster boyfriend, a member of Japan's brutal crime syndicate the yakuza. Trying to create a perfect experience of purity, she took him under her wing, sharing their love of poetry, cinema and music and many an afternoon at the Mozart Café. Brinkley-Rogers, now in his seventies, re-reads Yukiko's letters and finally recognizes her as the love of his life, receiving at last the gifts she tried to bestow on him. Reaching across time and continents, Brinkley-Rogers shows us how to reclaim a lost love, inviting us all to celebrate those loves of our lives that never do end.

Please Enjoy Your Happiness is a beautifully written coming-of-age memoir based on the English author's summer-long love affair with a remarkable older Japanese woman. Whilst serving as a seaman at the age of nineteen, Brinkley-Rogers met Kaji Yukiko, a sophisticated, highly intellectual Japanese woman, who was on the run from her vicious gangster boyfriend, a member of Japan's brutal crime syndicate the yakuza. Trying to create a perfect experience of purity, she took him under her wing, sharing their love of poetry, cinema and music and many an afternoon at the Mozart Café. Brinkley-Rogers, now in his seventies, re-reads Yukiko's letters and finally recognizes her as the love of his life, receiving at last the gifts she tried to bestow on him. Reaching across time and continents, Brinkley-Rogers shows us how to reclaim a lost love, inviting us all to celebrate those loves of our lives that never do end.
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Please Enjoy Your Happiness is a beautifully written coming-of-age memoir based on the English author's summer-long love affair with a remarkable older Japanese woman. Whilst serving as a seaman at the age of nineteen, Brinkley-Rogers met Kaji Yukiko, a sophisticated, highly intellectual Japanese woman, who was on the run from her vicious gangster boyfriend, a member of Japan's brutal crime syndicate the yakuza. Trying to create a perfect experience of purity, she took him under her wing, sharing their love of poetry, cinema and music and many an afternoon at the Mozart Café. Brinkley-Rogers, now in his seventies, re-reads Yukiko's letters and finally recognizes her as the love of his life, receiving at last the gifts she tried to bestow on him. Reaching across time and continents, Brinkley-Rogers shows us how to reclaim a lost love, inviting us all to celebrate those loves of our lives that never do end.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

9h 33m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:09