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Geisha

Geisha

(2000)
The Secret History of a Vanishing World
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Ever since Westerners arrived in Japan, we have been intrigued by geisha. This fascination has spawned a wealth of fictional creations from Madame Butterfly to Arthur Golden's "Memoirs of a Geisha". The reality of the geisha's existence has rarely been described. Contrary to popular opinion, geisha are not prostitutes but literally "arts people". Their accomplishments might include singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument but, above all, they are masters of the art of conversation, soothing worries of highly paid businessmen who can afford their attentions. The real secret history of the geisha is explored here.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7472-7105-4 / 978-0-7472-7105-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Geisha: The Remarkable Truth Behind the Fiction: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7472-6426-0 / 978-0-7472-6426-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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November 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Author(s): Lesley Downer
ISBN: 0-7472-7106-2 / 978-0-7472-7106-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
Author(s): Lesley Downer
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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