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Description - Mango and Mimosa by Suzanne Marie Adele Beauclerk

From an eccentric childhood in the South of France, Malaysia and occasionally the UK, to her years as a young new reporter in Algeria and Italy during World War II, Suzanne St Albans has had a most unusual life. Following her idiosyncratic childhood, where schooling took a back seat, we meet her parents, minders, governesses, family retainers and many other local "characters" against a backdrop of extraordinary animals, vegetation and landscape. Eventually Suzanne and her two siblings went to proper schools but then World War II started. The family was split up and Sue started her working life as a library assistant. She wormed her way into the secret service and, once there, wrote with wit and erudition about life in the News Section in Algiers. When the war ended she was offered her reluctant boss's new assignment, as News Editor in Vienna, where on her first day she met her future husband. Her autobiography draws readers into the details of a life lived to the full.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860498947
ISBN-10: 1860498949
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 125mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Suzanne Marie Adele Beauclerk

Suzanne St Albans was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1921. She now lives in Berkshire where she spends her time doing historical research.