Lisa St. Aubin de Terán





Lisa St. Aubin de Terán


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in London, The United Kingdom
October 02, 1953

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Lisa St. Aubin de Terán was born Lisa Rynveld in South London. She attended the James Allen's Girls' School. She married a Venezuelan landowner, Jaime Terán in 1971, at the age of 17, and became a farmer of sugar cane, avocados, pears, and sheep from 1972-1978.

Her second husband was the Scottish poet and novelist George MacBeth. After the marriage failed, she married painter Robbie Duff Scott and moved to Umbria, Italy.

In 1982, St. Aubin de Terán published her first novel, Keepers of the House. This novel was the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award. Her second novel, The Slow Train to Milan, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She received the Eric Gregory for Poetry in 1983. Her work includes novels, memoirs, poetry, and short-story col
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Average rating: 3.71 · 1,209 ratings · 128 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hacienda

3.86 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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A Valley in Italy

3.51 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Slow Train To Milan

4.03 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Keepers of the House

3.63 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 1982 — 10 editions
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Off the rails: memoirs of a...

3.59 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The Palace

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Memory Maps

3.66 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Joanna

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Swallowing Stones

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Mozambique Mysteries

3.31 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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“Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, 'I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
Lisa St. Aubin de Terán

“The palace started as a single vaulted room and grew in proportion to my despair. It began as an exercise to keep my mind from its melancholy, then it became a dream and a necessity. . . . I built a temple in my head. . . . Its hallways were as lofty as a cathedral, and the arch of each window as supple as a bow. Its corridors were the passages of my own brain.”
Lisa St. Aubin de Terán, The Palace the Palace

“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
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