Memory Maps

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Little, Brown Book Group, Dec 15, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

I am a wanderer: one with a hoarder's love of houses and things... I am tracing here a memory map of all the places that have stayed with me and, since this is also a map of all the voyages of discovery, this is also the story of the getting to those places.'
In Memory Map, probably her most personal book, Lisa charts a life spent in all corners of the world, from Wimbledon to the Venezuelan Andes, from the Caribbean to Ghana, and confesses to wanderlust and fate as being her chief guides. An itinerant lifestyle creates an unpredictable personal life though and Lisa writes movingly about being the support for three children by three different husbands and also, of the pain of failing to be strong.

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User Review  - TomMcGreevy - LibraryThing

An odd but ultimately compelling book - certainly not the conventional memoire that I was expecting but a tale yielding nuggets showing just how fascinating a person Ms St Aubin de Teran must be. Some ... Read full review


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A British novelist and memoirist (The Hacienda, 1998, etc.) evokes the distant places she's liked best, vividly celebrating journeys in countries from Brazil to Mali.Though St. Aubin de Terán often ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lisa St Aubin de Terán was born in London in 1953. She has written novels, poetry, two collections 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 enormous acclaim.

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