Author of The Last Concubine, set during the Japanese Civil War
In 1868, Edo Castle was handed over to the Emperor of Japan – and with it an exceptional secret. For many years the women’s quarters of the Palace had been home to 3,000 women and only one man, a young Shogun. The castle forms the backdrop to Lesley Downer’s new novel The Last Concubine, set in the time of the Japanese Civil War. Lesley joins Jenni to uncover this dramatic period of history.
'The Last Concubine' by Lesley Downer is published by Bantam Press, ISBN: 978-0-593-05753-7.