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Gender Female
Occupation Writer
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Introduction I am an English born writer who met a Peruvian diplomat and ended up following him round the world. Hernan Ponce Sanchez was my husband's uncle. I first found his book of anecdotes in 1992. Back then, freshly arrived in Lima, a new wife with a small toddler, I struggled to find my feet in a city that was itself reeling under terrorist attack, water rationing, power outages and curfew. Even more frustrating, travel was hazardous outside the capital in the rural parts of the country I most wanted to visit. Tio Hernan’s stories did much to keep me going in that first dismal winter. Happily Peru has changed since then and so have I. I’m planning on retracing tio Hernan’s footsteps now; to see for myself all those places where the young idealistic artist accompanied the aging archaeologist Tello and discovered many of the treasures that can be seen in the country’s museums today.