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On the Wilder Shores of Love

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349005461

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 12th January 2017

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

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Most famous for The Wilder Shores of Love, her book about four women travellers, Lesley Blanch was a scholarly romantic and a bold writer. Her lifelong passion was for Russia, the Balkans and the Middle East. At heart a nomad, she spent the greater part of her life travelling the remote areas her books record so vividly.

Edited by her goddaughter Georgia de Chamberet, who was working with her in her centenary year, this book collects together the story of Blanch’s marriage, previously published only in French; a selection of her journalism which brings to life the artistic melting pot that was London between the wars; and a selection of her most evocative travel pieces.

Illustrated with photos alongside a selection of line drawings by Lesley Blanch

Reviews

Sumptuous and captivating
Independent
This volume, edited with affection and grace by de Chamberet, is a deliciously readable monument to a writer who combined a steely resilience and capacity for hard work with an elegant frivolity and a voracious appetite for love, beauty and adventure
Jane Shilling, Daily Telegraph
A medly . . . of irresistible charm
Literary Review
'Deliciously readable' Daily Mail
Readers can enjoy Blanch's precise use of words, astonishing range of reference, and ability to get under the skin . . . Blanch's account of her marriage is a politely lethal masterpiece
Times Literary Supplement
On the Wilder Shores of Love brings [Lesley Blanch's] personality vividly to life
Spectator
This anthology is a delicious, readable monument to Lesley Blanch
Telegraph