Books by Lesley Downer

MADAME SADAYAKKO by Lesley Downer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2003

"A lukewarm portrait of a red-hot international star of a century past."
Hot on the heels of Mineko Iwasaki's Geisha (p. 1198) comes this biography of a once-renowned but now-forgotten Japanese courtesan, dancer, and actress. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"The Tsutsumis await a savvier Boswell to bring them to life."
British journalist Downer has bitten off appreciably more than she can chew in this interpretive history of the house of Tsutsumi, one of the wealthiest and least conventional families in conformist Japan. Read full book review >