LESLEY BLANCH: “Legends can be as convincing as the most documented history, and legendary characters, particularly those long-dead lovers who are the stuff of legends, can obtain an obsessive hold”
Blanch takes us across the world to visit fourteen different settings where lovers have united for a while, a night, or a lifetime. They range from a modest house near Wimbledon where Nelson loved; the estate of Woronince in the steppes of southern Russia from where Liszt and Princess Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein had to flee; and Sultan Murad’s room in the Seraglio; to a prison in Siberia; a Portuguese nun’s cell; and Kourdane, Aurélie Picard’s sumptuous pavilion of the heart in the Sahara.
Biography. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974, illus. HB 192 pages
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