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Blanch, Lesley


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  • Variants

    • Blanche, Leslie
    • Blythe, Lavinia
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1904-06-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2007-05-06
    • Birth Place

        London (England)
    • Death Place

        Menton (France)
    • Gender

        female
    • Occupation

        Writer
          Traveler
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      • Sources

        • found: Her The wilder shores of love, 1954.
        • found: Her Journey into the mind's eye, 2001:t.p. (Lesley Blanch) author bio. (b. 1907)
        • found: Independent online ed., May 8, 2007(Lesley Blanch; b. June 6, 1904, London; d. May 6, 2007, Menton, France; writer and traveller)
        • found: New York times WWW site, May 11, 2007(Lesley Blanch; b. June 6, 1904, London; d. Monday [May 7, 2007], Menton, France, aged 102; English writer and traveler best known for The wilder shores of love, a biography of four 19th-century women who cast aside convention to seek adventure and romance in the East)
        • found: Songs and poems of John Dryden, 1957:t.p. (drawings by Lavinia Blythe)
        • found: More stage favourites of the eighteenth century, 1929:t.p. (With a frontispiece in colour by Leslie Blanch and sixteen other illustrations)
        • found: Horne, A. Dict. of 20th cent. British book illustrators, 1994(Blanche, Leslie, fl. 1957; illustrated Songs and poems of John Dryden for the Golden Cockerell Press in 1957; she used the pseudonym "Lavinia Blythe" for this work because it harkened back to her 1930s style and didn't reflect her current and more modern style)
        • found: Journey into the mind's eye, 2018:t.p. (Lesley Blanch) data view (Lesley Blanch (1904-2007) was born in London and attended St. Paul's Girls' School and Hammersmith, and later studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art. She designed costumes and scenes for theater and book jackets for T. S. Eliot at Faber, painted wall panels and murals in private homes, drew satirical portraits of society figures, and in 1933 created a poster for the London Underground. From 1937 to 1944, she was a features editor at Vogue, where she worked with the photographer Lee Miller to document the lives of women in the British forces during the war. Blanch was married to Robert Alan Wimberley Bicknell from 1930 to 1941, then married to the French novelist and diplomat Romain Gary from 1945 to 1962. In 1954, she published her best-known work, The Wilder Shores of Love, and went on to write several other books, including cookbooks and a memoir, before the end of her life at age one hundred and two)
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        • 1983-02-04: new
        • 2018-05-14: revised
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