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Mozambique Mysteries
Lisa St.Aubin De Teran

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Oct 18, 2007
Imprint : Virago Press Ltd
Page Extent : 384
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781844083008
Price : 1,325

About the book
MOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES is about turning fifty and finding a new direction. Lisa St Aubin de Terán travelled to Mozambique and for the first time in her much-travelled life felt at home - in a place 'so remote that few have visited it since the time of Vasco da Gama'. After three marriages and various affairs she also fell in love. She set up a school and together with her niece the Terán Foundation. From the acclaimed author of THE HACIENDAMOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES is a story of new beginnings in a country of contrasts and challenges - her most inspiring story yet.

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** 'Her new incarnation is possibly her most extraordinary yet . . .She conjures up the hypnotic effect the place had on her in some of the book's lyrical passages - deserted, crystal-water beaches, tropical mangroves, half-ruined colonial palaces are described lovingly - but she's equally concerned with communicating the shocking poverty in this forgotten corner of Africa' IRISH TIMES
** 'A good example of what a little foreign money and local determination can achieve... this book bears witness to a good kind of madness of which many will be jealous' INDEPENDENT
** 'Inspirational... an excellent first-hand guide to Mozambique' TRIBUNE
** 'Teran's writing has won many accolades and one can see why: it is vivid, intense and nicely cadenced' NEW STATESMAN
     
Lisa St.Aubin De Teran
Lisa St Aubin de Teran is the author of Otto The Hacienda and Southpaw. She divides her time between her film company Radiant Pictures in Holland and her new life in Mozambique
Books by Lisa St.Aubin De Teran
Memory Maps (PB)
Otto (HB)
The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (PB)