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22%OFFBlanch, Lesley, de Chamberet, Georgia - On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life - 9780349005461 - V9780349005461
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On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life

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Description for On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life Paperback. The story of a fascinating, bohemian - and, at times outrageous - life that spanned the twentieth century - the perfect book for fans of the Mitfords. Num Pages: 464 pages, 25 b/w photos integrated. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGL; DN; DSBH; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 137 x 333 x 31. Weight in Grams: 354.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Virago
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Weight
354g
Number of Pages
464
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780349005461
SKU
V9780349005461
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About Blanch, Lesley, de Chamberet, Georgia
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 ... Read more

Reviews for On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life
'Deliciously readable' Daily Mail This anthology is a delicious, readable monument to Lesley Blanch
Telegraph
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 ... Read more

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