‘Lesley Blanch was four when the mysterious Traveller first blew into her nursery, swathed in Siberian furs and full of the fairy tales of Russia.
She was twenty when he swept out of her life, leaving her lovelorn and in the grips of a passionate obsession. The search to recapture the love of her life, and the Russia he had planted within her, takes her to Siberia and beyond, journeying deep into the romantic terrain of the mind’s eye. Part travel book, part love story, Lesley Blanch’s Journey into the Mind’s Eye is pure intoxication.’ – Eland Books
‘If you are interested in Russia – if you are interested in love – this haunting book is one to read and re-read.’ Philip Ziegler
I slipped into the world of Lesley Blanch’s swashbuckling cookbook, Round the World in Eighty Dishes (1955), before I’d even heard of it. It was the early ’60s, and I was on my first visit to...Read more
Landscape and the Heart
‘Her whole life was spent riding at breakneck speed towards the wilder shores of love.’ Lesley Blanch’s memorable description of Jane Digby el Mezrab supplied the title of her first book and...Read more