Pavilions of the heart;: The four walls of love

Lesley Blanch

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974
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Synopsis: Lesley Blanch here takes the reader on a uniquely romantic journey to the settings – caves, convents, harems and villas - where lovers have come together for a moment, a night or a lifetime. Her subjects are chosen carefully from those places in her travels where she has come upon a story that has fired the imagination. Some of the stories are of great and famous love affairs, others largely unknown - though no less intriguing. Blanch writes of Nelson and Lady Hamilton's scandalous affair in a suburban house in London; Pushkin and Countess Woronzov's trysts in a cave beside the Black Sea; Wagner and Cosima's Swiss villa; the doomed Carlotta and Maximilian's palace at Chapultepec; Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal's hidden room in crumbling Chatham Place and Chopin and George Sand's long years in her beloved Nohant. She resurrects Sultan Murad's room in the Seraglio and the madrassa of Bibi Hanum - Tamerlane's favourite wife – and tells the extraordinary story of Aurélie Picard, whose pavilion of the heart was deep in the Saharan desert.

About the Author: Lesley Blanch, 1904-2007, was at heart a nomad. She travelled extensively and adventurously throughout her extraordinary life although her great passion was always for the Middle East and Russia. Married to the French diplomat and writer, Romain Gary, for 18 years, Blanch became arts features editor of Vogue in the thirties and turned to writing and journalism soon after. She was Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Sabres of Paradise, Pierre Loti (both Tauris Parke Paperbacks) and the bestselling The Wilder Shores of Love among many others. At the time of her death she was writing her autobiography, the sequel to her acclaimed Journey Into the Mind's Eye. An inspiration to generations of writers, readers and travellers, Lesley Blanch was, in the words of Philip Mansel, *not a school, a trend, or a fashion, but a true original.*

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Title: Pavilions of the heart;: The four walls of ...
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: 1974
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