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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Graduating from university, Lucy Neville faces a dilemma: find a job or disappear to Latin America, the exotic land of her childhood dreams? She arrives in Mexico City with little money and only basic Spanish. Her to-do list is simple enough: get a job, find a place to live, then master the language.

'Lucy promptly finds work as an English teacher and scores a room in a sunny apartment. Her new flatmate, the well-connected Octavio, is unnervingly attractive.

'So begins a comic tsunami of challenges as Lucy negotiates Mexico City's stratified worlds, meeting everyone from street-hawkers to crazy gringos, academics and socialites. She marvels at how cheerfully they cope in a town held together by corruption, where kidnapping is a constant threat and decapitations by narcotics gangs are a staple of the daily news.

'As Lucy struggles with her Spanish verbs, the two men she accidentally falls in love with discover each other's existence. In the midst of the turmoil that follows, her extrovert family arrive for a visit. Oh Mexico! is a classic travel memoir lit up by great warmth, wit and wisdom. With a curious mind and a knowing eye, Lucy's account of life in the riotous third-world metropolis that is Mexico City is utterly irresistible.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      Extent: 328p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: February 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742370354 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Lucy Neville : Oh Mexico : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Suzanne Rath , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2012;

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5 February 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 February 2011; (p. 7) The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 February 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 March 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography ; Me, Myself and Lord Byron Julietta Jameson 2011 single work autobiography
Outsider at a Freak Show Rosemarie Milsom , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography ; Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio 2011 single work autobiography
Untitled Max Oliver , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5 February 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Untitled Max Oliver , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 February 2011; (p. 7) The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 February 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 March 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography ; Me, Myself and Lord Byron Julietta Jameson 2011 single work autobiography
Outsider at a Freak Show Rosemarie Milsom , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 May 2011; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography ; Finding Valentino : Four Seasons in My Father's Italy Angela Di Sciascio 2011 single work autobiography
Lucy Neville : Oh Mexico : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Suzanne Rath , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2012;

— Review of Oh Mexico! : Love and Adventure in Mexico City Lucy Neville 2011 single work autobiography
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