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    • ISBN:9780748127801
    • Publication date:02 Dec 2010

Mozambique Mysteries

By Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

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* 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

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 HACIENDA, Mozambique Mysteries is a story of new beginnings in a country of contrasts and challenges - her most inspiring story yet.

Biographical Notes

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

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  • ISBN: 9781844082995
  • Publication date: 02 Dec 2010
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Virago
** 'Teran's writing has won many accolades and one can see why: it is vivid, intense and nicely cadenced — NEW STATESMAN
** 'A good example of what a little foreign money and local determinations 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
** '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 de — IRISH TIMES
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