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Lesley Blanch

A scholarly romantic, Lesley Blanch (1904-2007) influenced and inspired generations of writers, readers and critics. She was a distinguished writer, artist, drama critic and features editor of British Vogue during World War II. Blanch was well ahead of her time and prescient in the way she attempted to bridge West and East - especially the West and Islam. In an interview with Shusha Guppy, she revealed that 'General de Gaulle wrote me a lovely letter about The Sabres of Paradise, and I have...See more