‘Those who have read Blanch’s books, with their vivid descriptions of far-flung places and deeply felt emotional involvements, will recognise how accurate the gypsy’s forecast was. This new collection of her early journalism, biographical essays and travellers’ tales adds a whole new dimension to her adventurous and romantic life… Blanch may be best remembered for The Wilder Shores of Love, but as she explores the souks and bazaars of Central Asia in this eccentric and fascinating book, she also discovers ‘the wilder shores of shopping’. She is as good company on the page as she must have been in the alleyways of Bukhara.’
Country Life gives a fantastic review of Far to Go and Many to Love by Lesley Blanch. You can get your copy of the book here today.