Far to Go and Many to Love : People and Places, Hardback Book

Far to Go and Many to Love : People and Places Hardback

Edited by Georgia de Chamberet


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Quartet Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780704374348



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