A Visit to Don Otavio

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Counterpoint LLC, Mar 21, 2003 - Literary Collections - 384 pages
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Before returning to the Old World after World War II, Sybille Bedford resolved to see something more of the New. I had a great longing to move, she said, to hear another language, eat new food, to be in a country with a long nasty history in the past and as little present history as possible. And so she set out for Mexico--and, incidentally, to write what Bruce Chatwin called the best travel book of the twentieth century, a book of marvels, to be read again and again and again.

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This entertaining book is an account of a journey that [[Sybille Bedford]] made to Mexico shortly after WWII. A few chapters deal with the major sights they saw, but more time is spent describing ... Read full review

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This is a semi-autobiographical story about the author's travels in Mexico after WWII. Having decided to return to her native England from America, she wanted a travel adventure before she returned to ... Read full review

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