Quicksands: a memoir

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Hamish Hamilton, Jun 28, 2005 - Fiction - 369 pages
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Beginning in 1956 with the publication of A Legacy, Sybille Bedford has narrated in fiction and non-fiction what has been by turns her sensuous, harrowing, altogether remarkable life. In this magnificent memoir, she takes readers from the Berlin of World War I, to the artists' set on the Cote d' Azur of the 1920s, through friends, lovers, mentors and family, to a relatively settled life in London's Chelsea. Whether evoking the everyday pleasures of life amongst friends or tracing the heartrending outline of an intimate betrayal, she offers spellbinding reflections on how history imprints itself on private lives.

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English novelist Bedford has written several novels (e.g., A Legacy ) and a biography of Aldous Huxley but remains little known to American readers. Writing from the vantage point of a nonagenarian ... Read full review

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