Downer, Lesley

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DOWNER, Lesley

DOWNER, Lesley. British, b. 1949. Genres: Travel/Exploration, Women's studies and issues, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Career: Gifu Women's University, Gifu, Japan, lecturer in English, 1978-81; Tokyo Broadcasting System, London, England, personal assistant, 1984-; freelance writer, journalist, and broadcaster, 1986-. Publications: (with M. Yoneda) Step-by-Step Japanese Cooking, 1985; Japanese Vegetarian Cookery, 1986; (contrib. and consulting ed.) The "Economist" Business Traveller's Guide to Japan, 1987, rev. ed., 1990; Japanese Food and Drink, 1987; Japan, 1989; On the Narrow Road to the Deep North: Journey into a Lost Japan, 1989; A Taste of Japan, 1991; The Brothers: The Hidden World of Japan's Richest Family, 1994; Hard Currency in Amazonian: Penguin Book of Women's New Travel Writing, 1998; Women of the Pleasure Quarters: The Secret History of the Geisha, 2001. Address: c/o Bill Hamilton, A.M. Heath, St Martins Lane, London, England. Online address: [email protected]