Lesley Blanch

A scholarly romantic, Lesley Blanch (1904–2007) influenced and inspired generations of writers, readers, and critics. She was a distinguished writer, artist, theater critic, and editor. Blanch was prescient in the way she attempted to bridge West and East — especially the West and Islam. The author of 12 books, including The Sabres of Paradise, The Wilder Shores of Love, Journey into the Mind's Eye, and The Nine Tiger Man, she died in 2007.


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The Secret History of Dune

Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” an enduring science fiction classic, owes much of its mythology to “The Sabres of Paradise,” an undeservedly forgotten history....

The Secret History of Dune


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