Lesley Blanch & the 1950s Woman
Wednesday 5th July 2017
18:30 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Join Georgia de Chamberet and Elisa Segrave as we celebrate the publication of Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places, the sequel to Virago's posthumous memoirs of Lesley Blanch, On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life.
Lesley Blanch, a Londoner by birth, spent the greater part of her life travelling about those remote areas her books record so vividly. Savvy and self-possessed, she was a bold and daring writer; travelling at a time when women were expected to be subservient to the needs of husbands and children. At this extra special event, we discuss the 1950s woman and what we can learn from Lesley Blanch and those of her generation who lived purposeful, intense lives - and inspiring others to do so too?
Georgia de Chamberet is an editor, translator, literary consultant and in 1997 founded Bookblast writing agency. She is Lesley Blanch's god-daughter.
Elisa Segrave wrote The Diary of a Breast, a darkly comic diary about having cancer, and Ten Men, a post-hippy fictionalised memoir. In The Girl from Station X - My Mother's Unknown Life she rediscovers her mother through diaries written during World War II. Elisa reviews for The Oldie and The Spectator.
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