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On the Wilder Shores of Love


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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. Georgia de Chamberet, her goddaughter, is an editor and the founder of BookBlast. She writes for several online publications with a cross-cultural focus.


Sumptuous and captivating * Independent *
A medly . . . of irresistible charm * Literary Review *
On the Wilder Shores of Love brings [Lesley Blanch's] personality vividly to life * Spectator *
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 *
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 *
This anthology is a delicious, readable monument to Lesley Blanch * Telegraph *
'Deliciously readable' Daily Mail

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