- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (24 July 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0224028626
- ISBN-13: 978-0224028622
- Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.6 x 2.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Lesley Downer's mother was Chinese and her father a professor of Chinese, so she grew up in a house full of books on Asia. But it was Japan, not China, that proved the more alluring, and she lived there for some fifteen years.
She has written many books about the country and its culture, including Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World, and Madame Sadayakko: The Geisha who Seduced the West, and has presented television programmes on Japan for Channel 4, the BBC and NHK.
She lives in London with her husband, the author Arthur I. Miller, and still makes sure she goes to Japan every year.
Find out more at www.lesleydowner.com