Author(s): Lucy Neville
Having graduated from university with an impressive-sounding but slightly directionless arts degree, Lucy Neville was faced with two choices - get a job or run away. Taking what she thought was the easy option, she decided to escape to Mexico City. Arriving with little money, Lucy's 'To Do' list was simple enough: find a job and a place to live then start learning Spanish. The first part turned out to be easy enough, with Lucy scoring a job teaching English as a second language at one of the city's countless English schools. Finding a place to live was another matter entirely ...Enter Octavio, a tall, handsome Mexico-City-local with a room to rent - next door to where William Burroughs shot his wife no less. But things soon got complicated, with Lucy falling headlong in love - but not just with one man but with two. Set against the vibrant background of one of the world's most dangerous cities, this book is a classic young woman's travel memoir lit up by great warmth, wit, wisdom and pizzazz. With an eye for the bizarre and comic, her engaging account of love and life in a big, bustling Third-World city is irresistible.
Lucy Neville is the eldest daughter of Richard Neville and Julie Clarke. She was born in 1983 and grew up in the Blue Mountains. After completing school she worked as a volunteer on an indigenous reserve in Costa Rica. Returning to Australia she did an Arts Degree in Politics and Latin American Studies before travelling to Spain to study teaching English as a foreign language. From there she continued to Mexico City where she spent several years teaching English, exploring, and performing in a minor role in one of Mexico's biggest soap opera Tequila Loving.