Thu 10 May 2007, The Times

Lesley Blanch

Although it told the stories of four real 19th-century women, The Wilder Shores of Love , Lesley Blanch’s first book, clearly expressed a vision of what the author wanted her life to be. Isabel Burton, Jane Digby, Aimée Dubucq de Rivery and Isabelle Eberhardt “each found, in the East, glowing horizons of emotion and daring which were for them, now vanishing from the West”.
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