Leslie Dunton-Downer

​writer, playwright, librettist, writer-creator for French television

I knew I had great material for my next non-fiction book.  But the trick was how to get it to be a fun read without sacrificing crucial nuts-and-bolts stuff that would make the argument solid.  Jess came up with the perfect game plan.  And he helped me execute it every step of the way.  On top of this, his editorial wizardry and engagement in the material made the writing process a joy.

The English is Coming! (Touchstone, 2010)
co-authored with Alan Riding:
Essential Shakespeare Handbook (Dorling Kindersley, 2004)
Opera (Eyewitness Companion Series, Dorling Kindersley, 2006)