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Far to Go and Many to Love By Lesley Blanch

Far to Go and Many to Love by Lesley Blanch

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A charming selection of writings by a twentieth century luminary. This selection of Lesley Blanch's early journalism, essays and travelling tales forms a brilliant sequel to On the Wilder Shores of Love.

Far to Go and Many to Love Summary

Far to Go and Many to Love: People and Places by Lesley Blanch

Lesley Blanch, a Londoner by birth, spent the greater part of her life travelling about those remote areas her books record so vividly. She was an astute observer of places and people - their quirks, habits and passions. This selection of her early journalism, essays and traveller's tales forms an irresistible sequel to her posthumous memoirs, On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life. Savvy, self-possessed, talented and successful, Lesley Blanch was a bold and daring writer; travelling at a time when women were expected to be subservient to the needs of husbands and children. Illustrated with photos and a selection of Blanch's line drawings - and with an insightful introduction by Blanch's god-daughter, Far to Go and Many to Love: People and Places brings together writings on subjects as various as Vivien Leigh, polygamy and the Orient Express. She remembers life in post-war Bulgaria with her husband, the diplomat-novelist Romain Gary, and Christmas in Mexico with him. Specific places were of particular significance to her: the Sahara, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Central Asia.Her descriptions make for disturbing reading given the cumulative impact of a century of war on the Middle East.

Far to Go and Many to Love Reviews

Praise for On the Wilder Shores of Love...;;'Sumptuous and captivating'-Independent;;'This is a truly remarkable book'-Daily Telegraph

About Lesley Blanch

Lesley Blanch MBE was born in London in 1904. She spent the greater part of her life travelling to places as far flung as Russia, Africa and the Middle East and writing about her experiences in books and for publications such as Vogue. She died in 2007 at the age of 103. Georgia de Chamberet is Blanch's god-daughter and has worked in publishing for over twenty-five years as an editor, agent and literary consultant. She is founding editor of BookBlast and lives in London.

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GOR010600094
9780704374348
070437434X
Far to Go and Many to Love: People and Places by Lesley Blanch
Used - Like New
Hardback
Quartet Books
2017-06-01
376
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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