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On the Wilder Shores of Love free pdf 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. Born in 1904, she died aged 103, having gone from being a household name to a mysterious and neglected living legend. She was writing about her eccentric Edwardian childhood at her death and that work, never before published, now forms the beginning of this wonderful memoir. Lesley Blanch chose to 'escape the boredom of convention': having first worked as a theatre designer and illustrator, she became British Vogue's features editor during World War II and then, in 1946 she sailed from England to travel the world with her diplomat-novelist husband, Romain Gary. By the time they reached Hollywood in the late 1950s they were literary celebrities. When Gary left her for the young actress, Jean Seberg, Blanch headed East and travelled across Siberia, Outer Mongolia, Turkey, Iran, Samarkand, Afghanistan, Egypt, the Sahara, making her mark as an indefatigable and generous travel writer. 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, to create the story of a fascinating, bohemian - and, at times outrageous - life that spanned the twentieth century. Illustrated with photos alongside a selection of line drawings by Lesley Blanch www.lesleyblanch.com www.bookblast.com

About Lesley Blanch

Lesley Blanch was appointed MBE in 2001 and awarded the medal of Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. She wrote twelve books of biography, memoir and cookery. She was ahead of her time and prescient in the way she attempted to bridge West and East. Her most famous book, The Wilder Shores of Love has never been out of print since first published in 1954. www.lesleyblanch.com Georgia de Chamberet, her goddaughter, is an editor and the founder of BookBlast. She writes for several online publications with a cross-cultural focus. www.bookblast.com

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Author : Lesley Blanch
Publisher : Virago Press Ltd
Data Published : 15 January 2015
ISBN : 0349005443
EAN : 9780349005447
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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