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I was first introduced to the extraordinary tale of village girl come geisha during a charity book sale. As usual, I was having a good old rummage when my hand struck the face of a Japanese beauty. It was the tattered book cover of Arthur Golden’s appraised ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’. I was not particularly interested in Japanese culture or history but the cover seemed all too enticing. Having now read the book, it seems the famous saying ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ does not always hold true.