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Quicksands : A Memoir

By (author) Sybille Bedford

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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, and altogether remarkable life. In this magnificent memoir, she moves from Berlin during the Great War to the artists' set on the Cote d'Azur of the 1920s, through lovers, mentors, seducers and friends, and from genteel yet shabby poverty to relative comfort in London's Chelsea. Whether evoking the simple sumptuousness of a home-cooked meal or tracing the heart-rending outline of an intimate betrayal, she offers spellbinding reflections on how history imprints itself on private lives.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 240.4g
  • 01 Jun 2006
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 0140279768
  • 9780140279764
  • 223,281

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Sybille Bedford was born in Germany in 1911 and was brought up in Italy, England and France. In 1989 her novel Jigsaw was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She has published eight other books and lives in London.

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"A splendid book, lucid, balanced, humane, and civilized. It does what we ask books to do."

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