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Sybille Bedford
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Selina Hastings
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-12 - Publisher: Random House

The first full and intimate biography of writer and bon viveur Sybille Bedford 'A fantastic read' India Knight, Sunday Times 'A wonderful biography' Sara Wheeler, Spectator Born in Germany to aristocratic parents, Sybille Bedford's (1911-2006) life contained all the grand feeling and seismic event of the twentieth century: war and
A Visit to Don Otavio
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Sybille Bedford
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-21 - Publisher: New York Review of Books

In the mid-1940s, Sybille Bedford set off from Grand Central Station for Mexico, accompanied by her friend E., a hamper of food and drink (Virginia ham, cherries, watercress, a flute of bread, Portuguese rosé), books, a writing board, and paper. Her resulting travelogue captures the violent beauty of the country
All We Know
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Lisa Cohen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-17 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement. The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary
A Legacy
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sybille Bedford
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

On the marriage of Julius von Felden and Melanie Merz, the fortunes of two families are somewhat fatally entwined. In A Legacy, Sybille Bedford depicts their vastly different worlds - the wealthy bourgeois life of the Merzes in Berlin and the aristocratic eccentricity of the von Felden dynasty in rural
Jigsaw
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Sybille Bedford
Categories: Autobiographical fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

This intensely remembered, partly autobiographical novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989, describes the childhood of Billi, a girl growing up in Europe between the wars. When her father dies, she swaps life in a run-down German château for an exhilarating existence with her beautiful, talented and