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The Hacienda
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Apr 02, 1998
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781860494598
Price : 799

About the book
Married at sixteen to a man twenty years her senior who spoke no English, she was taken to his ancestral home and estate where she found herself living in the most primitive of conditions, isolated and alone. St. Aubin de Teran ended up virtually running the plantation that belonged to her increasingly demented husband but enjoyed learning the mores and magic of a place that had remained practically unchanged for more than a century. Written in mesmerising prose, this is the extraordinary story of a young woman surviving by her wits and fantasies.

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A remarkable woman, her life story makes for compulsive reading.
Astonishing>
Powerfully engrossing>
She writes with extraordinary vividness and clarity - she faces reality with a courage and skill that left me not knowing which to admire more: her gift as a writer or that she had the guts to carve out a place for herself in such an unforgiving world.
     
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Lisa St Aubin de Terán was born in London in 1953. She has written five other novels poetry and short stories and three memoirs including the bestselling THE HACIENDA. She presently lives in Amster...(+)
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