Since 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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(197mm x 126mm x 15mm)
Virago Press Ltd
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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