Dust On My Heart Author:Neill James "Mexico is mankind's super paradise. This proud, beautiful Indian republic possesses the charm of the Occident and the mystery of the Orient, enhanced by a spirit of manana which solaces the procrastination. There is a saying: When once the dust of Mexico has settled upon your heart, you cannot then find peace in any other land" — Neill James, a ... more »well-bred, single woman of privileged background, wrote this in 1944 while on a supposed six-month tour of Mexico. Little did she know that, as a result of a couple of natural disasters and her own perverse dsposition, she would spend the next fifty years in the small, mountain village of Ajijic until her death at the age of ninety-nine.
Miss James has written three other books in the "Petticoat Vagabond" series about her adventures in cultur es as different from hers as she could find, around the world. Dust On My Heart is the last travel book she wrote.
After being out of print for more than forty years, first editions of this book have become collectors items. Dust On My Heart is republished at this time, to give readers a chance to read first-hand about this impressive lady and her very personal relationship with her adopted country.« less