The Wilder Shores of Love

The Wilder Shores of Love is a 1954 impressionistic novel by British novelist Lesley Blanch.[1] It is her most famous novel.[1][2] The novel tells the story of four British Women who leave Europe for adventures and romance in the Middle East.[2] Contemporary reviews of the novel focused on its artistic style and "colourful" plot.[3]

The title of the novel has inspired subsequent works. Blanch created a book of travel writings title From Wilder Shores: The Tables of My Travels published in 1989.[3] An edited collection of Lesley Blanch's non-novel length works, collected by Georgia de Chamberet, is titled Lesley Blanch: On the Wilder Shores of Love in homage to the novel.[2]


  1. 1 2 "On the Wilder Shores of Love: a Bohemian Life by Lesley Blanch, review: 'deliciously readable'". Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  2. 1 2 3 "Lesley Blanch: a true original on the wilder shores of exoticism". The Spectator. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  3. 1 2 Fox, Margalit (2007-05-11). "Lesley Blanch, 102, a Writer and Traveler, Dies". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
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