the-shoguns-queenBiographers’ Club member Lesley Downer has announced events for her new book The Shogun’s Queen, based on the true story of Princess Atsu and her struggle to save Japan. The events are:

Friday November 4th, 6.00 – 8.00
Travelling Through, 131 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AE
‘ “TRAVELLER” – LET THAT BE MY NAME.’  TRAVELLING JAPAN THROUGH THE AGES
Thursday November 10th, 6.45 – 8.00 pm
Japan Society, The Swedenborg Society, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way (Hall entrance on Barter Street), London WC1A 2TH
ALIENS INVADE! THE BARBARIANS AND THE SHOGUN
Admission free but booking essential
Wednesday December 7th, 6.30 – 9.00.  Doors open 6.00
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
THE SHOGUN’S HAREM: LIFE IN THE WOMEN’S PALACE IN NINETEENTH CENTURY JAPAN
tickets £7 in advance/ £10 on the door
Tuesday December 13th, 6.00 – 8.00
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP
THE SHOGUN’S SECRET WORLD OF WOMEN: THE SATSUMA PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON QUEEN OF THE WOMEN’S PALACE
Admission free but booking essential