From the author of OTTO and THE HACIENDA, a memoir about falling in love with a country, with a man and with a dream - out now in paperback.
MOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES is about turning fifty and finding a new direction. Lisa St Aubin de Teran travelled to Mozambique and, for the first time in her much-travelled life, felt at home - in a place so remote that few have visited it since the time of Vasco da Gama . After three marriages and various affairs, she also fell in love. She set up a school and, together with her niece, the Teran Foundation. From the acclaimed author of THE HACIENDA, Mozambique Mysteries is a story of new beginnings in a country of contrasts and challenges - her most inspiring story yet.
** 'Teran's writing has won many accolades and one can see why: it is vivid, intense and nicely cadenced - NEW STATESMAN
** 'A good example of what a little foreign money and local determinations can achieve... this book bears witness to a good kind of madness, of which many will be jealous - INDEPENDENT
** 'Inspirational... an excellent first-hand guide to Mozambique - TRIBUNE
** 'Her new incarnation is possibly her most extraordinary yet . . .She conjures up the hypnotic effect the place had on her in some of the book's lyrical passages - deserted, crystal-water beaches, tropical mangroves, half-ruined colonial palaces are de - IRISH TIMES