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Isadora Tattlin - Cuba Diaries (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.25
SKU SHB000158
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
  • Published : 2003
  • ISBN : 9 780553 815320
  • SKU : SHB000158
  • Quantity Available : 1

Isadora Tattlin was accustomed to relocating often for her husband's work. But when he accepted a post in Cuba in the early 1990s, she resolved to keep a detailed diary of her time there, recording her daily experiences as a wife, mother, and foreigner in a land of contraband.

The result is a striking, rare glimpse into a tiny country of enormous splendor and squalor. Though the Tattlins are provided with a well-staffed Havana mansion, the store shelves are bare. On the streets, beggars plead for soap, not coins. A vet with few real medical supplies operates on a carved mahogany coffee table in a Louis XIV style drawing room. The people adore festivity, but Christmas trees are banned. And when Isadora hosts a dinner party whose guest list includes Fidel Castro himself, she observes the ultimate contradiction at the very heart of Cuba.

Vividly capturing Cuba s simultaneously appalling and enchanting essence, "Cuba Diaries" casts an irresistible spell and lifts the enigma of an island that is trapped in time, but not in spirit."

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