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The Hacienda: My Venezuelan Years

  • Author:
    de Teran, Lisa St Aubin
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    Virago, London, 1997
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    First edition
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Virago, London, 1997. First edition. Book condition: Fine, virtually as new. Dust jacket condition: Fine. Unclipped and relatively free of shelf wear - just a little light creasing to the edges. The hacienda is an extraordinary and mesmerising memoir fromt he prize-winning novelist, Lisa St Aubin de Teran. At 17 she followed her new husband, South American aristocrat and bank robber Don Jaime Teran, to his hacienda, deep in the Venezuelan Andes. Once there, Jaime left his new bride to fend for herself on the vast sugar-cane and vocado plantation. This is the fascinating story of how, from half starving on mangoes and guavas and with two pedigree beagles, a pet vulture and one peasant girl for company, Lisa St Aubin de Teran became la Dona - managing the estate, bearing her first child, handling her increasingly unstable husband, and living for seven years amng la gente, an illiterate, feudal people who she says 'have been the greatest influence on my life and work'. Illustrated with b&w photographs, this is a riveting book.
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