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Lesley Blanch


Time traveller

Born in London in 1904,

she was entranced as a child by a mysterious Russian, later her lover,

who instilled a love of the exotic.

She became features editor of Vogue,

then married the writer Romain Gary who took her to Bulgaria and the US,

where she wrote a cult book which pioneered a new approach to history writing.

Now 101, she is writing a new volume of memoirs

The Guardian        Review        pp. 20-21        9.7.2005