Keepers of the House
By (author) Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
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Keepers of the House by Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Book DescriptionSince the eighteenth century the eccentric and flamboyant Beltran family have ruled their desolate Andean valley. Now they are almost extinct. At seventeen, Lydia Sinclair, newly married to Don Diego Beltran, the last of the line, arrives at the vast decaying Hacienda La Bebella. As her husband retreats into himself, Lydia takes refuge in unearthing his ancestors' tragic history. Benito, the family's oldest retainer, relates to her tales of splendour and romance, violence and suffering. From these she weaves a rich gothic tapestry in which the fantastic legends of the past are mingled with the present necessity for survival in a harsh, drought-ridden land.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844081851
(197mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Mozambique Mysteries, Paperback (December 2010)
* From the author of OTTO and THE HACIENDA, a memoir about falling in love with a country, with a man and with a dream - out now in paperback
Memory Maps, Paperback (April 2003)
The follow-up to the hugely successful The Hacienda, this is a moving and revealing memoir of an extraordinary life lived without boundaries.
Elements of Italy, Paperback (May 2002)
* Lisa St Aubin de Teran defines her love for Italy by collecting together pieces of work on Italy by writers as diverse as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Edith Wharton, Turner, Shelley, Truman Capote, Mary McCarthy and Keats
Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Edited by one of our most exotic travellers and writers, an anthology of writing by women who share the spirit of wanderlust and dreams.
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Author Biography - Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Lisa St Aubin de Teran was born in London in 1953. She has written novels, poetry, another collection of short stories and two memoirs of her time in Italy. THE HACIENDA, her memoir of her young marriage in Venezuela, was published in 1997 and received
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