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Victoria Glendinning at Bailey Hill, Castle Cary
The Book Show
Sky Arts
27 April 2011

Victoria Glendinning at Bailey Hill, Castle Cary The Book Show Sky Arts April 27, 2011 Biographer Victoria Glendinning chooses her Book Club recommendation from the scenic bookshop of Bailey Hill in Castle Cary. Castle Cary is small town in South … Continue reading

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A Favourite of the Gods, By Sybille Bedford
The Independent
April 22, 2011
Emma Hagestadt

A Favourite of the Gods, By Sybille Bedford The Independent April 22, 2011 Emma Hagestadt Throughout her long life, Sybille Bedford was drawn to the light of the Mediterranean, the “bleached bare spaces of Provence and the terraced Tuscan hills.” … Continue reading

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A Favourite of the Gods
Country Life
April 20, 2011
Martin Williams

A Favourite of the Gods Country Life April 20, 2011 Martin Williams In this, which was her second novel, the late Sybille Bedford brilliantly evokes the settings – London, Rome and the French Riviera – that Henry James and Edith … Continue reading

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The Warm South
TLS
April 15, 2011
Caroline Moorehead

The Warm South TLS April 15, 2011 Caroline Moorehead "To write, to be a writer, had been the one true goal ever since I began to think; which was early." This was said by Sybille Bedford, in an introduction to … Continue reading

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Zeugin der Verteidigung
die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
March 16, 2011
Felicitas von Lovenberg

Zeugin der Verteidigung die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung March 16, 2011 Felicitas von Lovenberg Eine Gerichtsreportage aus der heissen Phase des Kalten Krieges: Zum hundertsten Geburtstag der grossartigen Sybille Bedford beschert uns ihr Verlag ein unbekanntes Werk aus dem London der … Continue reading

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A Favourite of the Gods
The Lady
March, 2011
Rosie Boycott

A Favourite of the Gods The Lady March, 2011 Rosie Boycott Sybille Bedford was born in Germany 100 years ago this week. She was the daughter of exotic parents – a German nobleman and an Italian princess – but her … Continue reading

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Exploring the memory of Sybille Bedford
Newsday
April 17, 2005
Lisa Cohen

Exploring the memory of Sybille Bedford Newsday April 17, 2005 Lisa Cohen A life of contrasts ‘I think memory is immensely important," says Sybille Bedford. Speaking by telephone from her home in London, she adds, "I don’t mean having a … Continue reading

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A Past Recaptured
The New York Review of Books
November 29, 2001
Hilary Mantel

A Past Recaptured The New York Review of Books November 29, 2001 Hilary Mantel A Favourite of the Gods by Sybille Bedford Counterpoint, 312 pp., $16.00 (paper) A Compass Error by Sybille Bedford Counterpoint, 221 pp., $16.00 (paper) Jigsaw: An … Continue reading

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Before the Deluge
The New York Review of Books
November 15, 2001
Hilary Mantel

Before the Deluge The New York Review of Books November 15, 2001 Hilary Mantel A Legacy by Sybille Bedford Counterpoint, 368 pp., $15.00 (paper) Writers aspire to lead useful lives; not useful to the community of course, but to themselves. … Continue reading

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The New York Review of Books
November 15, 2001
Hilary Mantel

Living Large
Voice Literary Supplement
June 1990
David Leavitt

Living Large Voice Literary Supplement June 1990 David Leavitt Sybille Bedford at Home and Abroad Near the beginning of Jigsaw, the striking “biographical novel” she published in 1989, Sybille Bedford recalls a teatime conversation with Ivy Compton-Burnett which made Bedford … Continue reading

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