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Keepers of the House/St Aubin de Te/Hardb/0747517428/S056-E1
Published in 1982, Keepers of the House was the first novel by Lisa St Aubin de Teran and it won the Somerset Maugham Award that year.
Set in the Venezuelan Andes, the story tells of a young English woman newly married to a sugar planter and of the people she meets in the valley. Both in its narrative power and the extraordinary fertility of its language, the novel astonished both critics and readers.
Lisa St Aubin de Teran is the author of seven novels including slow Train to Milan, The Tiger and Nocturne. she has also written a collection of short stories, a book of poetry and a memoir. She was born in London in 1953, lived in Venezuela for seven years, and now lives with her family in Umbria.