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by Lesley Downer

Author: Lesley Downer
Language: English
Publisher: Corgi Books (March 1, 2011)
Pages: 480 pages
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Rating: 4.1
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After reading Lesley Downer's other works, I found the Courtesan and the Samurai rather disappointing. Downer has previously written about the Yoshiwara in her book ‘Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World’ (2000), a history of the customs of Japanese courtesans and geisha. In her talk for this book’s launch the author provided a rare glimpse of her visit to the courtesans in Kyoto in the 1990s

The details of the lives of courtesans in Yoshiwara were intriguing, as was Yozo's story as one of a number of Japanese who spent time in the west.

Select Format: Hardcover. The details of the lives of courtesans in Yoshiwara were intriguing, as was Yozo's story as one of a number of Japanese who spent time in the west. Jennifer Cameron-Smith. Teen and Young Adult. Literature & Fiction. My main criticism is that the novel felt rather rushed or a bit too sparse- there was a lot of potential there and aspects I would have liked to hear more about

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.

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.

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The Courtesan and the Samurai by Transworld Publishers Ltd. Weight: . kg. See details. See all 3 pre-owned listings. 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 and the BBC. She now lives in London, but still makes sure she returns to Japan at least once a year. Transworld Publishers Ltd.

The Samurai's Daughter.

There in the Nightless City where three thousand courtesans mingle with geishas and jesters, the battered fugitive meets the beautiful courtesan. But each has a secret so terrible that once revealed it will threaten their very lives. The Samurai's Daughter. A Geisha for the American Consul (a short story). 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.

Lesley Downer’s sumptuous novels are the stuff of dreams for girls who just want to curl up with a good book and .

Lesley Downer’s sumptuous novels are the stuff of dreams for girls who just want to curl up with a good book and escape! Her much-acclaimed debut, The Last Concubine, was a hard act to follow but this fact-based story of two young people caught up in Japan’s bitter civil war of the 1860s is another seductive thriller. Inspired by real historical events, The Courtesan and the Samurai features two star-crossed lovers whose lives converge against an epic backdrop of savage combat, lush sensuality and dangerous secrets.

Author/Guide: Lesley Downer. The image of a samurai sword splits a bullet in half shows the contrast between two cultures, one culture splitting in two, Shattering for ever. Modern v ancient religious customs

Author/Guide: Lesley Downer. Why a Booktrail? Destination: Tokyo Departure Time: 1860s. In Japan’s exotic pleasure quarters, sex is for sale and the only forbidden fruit is lov. SBN: 978-0552155328. At the time of the Meji restoration, Tokyo was known as Edo. It was a city on the edge, separated by the Shogunate forces from the north and the Japanese forces from the south were at war with each other. Modern v ancient religious customs. Change and not always for the better.

A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout:nLesley 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 it was there that she lived for over 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 and the BBC. She now lives in London, but still makes sure she returns to Japan at least once a year.