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In Byron's Footsteps (Armchair Traveller)

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When Tessa de Loo saw Albania for the first time, no foreigners were allowed to enter. Filled with a great curiosity, longing, and a sense of wonderment by this isolated land, de Loo gazed toward the mountains that stood like "the backs of patiently waiting elephants" across the water from Corfu. Inspired by the famous Thomas Phillips portrait of Lord Byron in Albanian national costume, and enthralled by the image of Lord Byron since her teenage years, she sets about exploring not only his physical journey, but attempts to understand his inner one as well. de Loo stole her way in and found a country suffering the hardships of post-communist reality and the constant and sometimes fractious clash between tradition and modernity. In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin, de Loo, the award-winning author of The Twins, has written a fascinating travelogue and a very personal reassessment of the a formative chapter in Lord Byron's short life.

Synopsis:

Travelling in Byron's footsteps through Albania, awarding-winning novelist Tessa de Loo reappraises and sheds new light on Byron's life and work.

About the Author

Tessa de Loo: Tessa de Loo (b. 1945) majored in Dutch and taught for several years before making her debut as a writer with the short-story collection ‘The Candy Factory Girls (Anton Wachter Prize and Gouden Ezelsoor 1984), which became a great success. After this she wrote the novel Meander (1986) and the gift novella for National Book Week 1987 ‘The Burnt Offering. Following her novel Isabelle (1989). In 1993 her voluminous novel ‘The Twins appeared, and it has proven her biggest success to date, published to wide critical acclaim and selling over 100,000 in its various editions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906598778
Author:
De Loo, Tessa
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Author:
Loo, Tessa De
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - Literary Travellers
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 4 in

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