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- Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford, is a country of passion and paradox: arid desert and shrieking jungle, harsh sun and deep shadow, violence and sentimentality. In her frank descriptions of the horrors of travel- trapped in a broiling stationary train, or in a bus with a dead fish against her face- she gains our trust. But it is the charmed... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 10.99
Two names. One face. A dangerous secret exposed. Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn?s dark and private nature. She found it mysterious and alluring. But now he?s dead, and she can?t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River?s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy . . . now fading away. Hoping... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows how international health standards were implemented,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
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 moves from Berlin during the Great War to the artists' set on the Côte d'Azur of the 1920s, through lovers, mentors, seducers and... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03
'Going to law courts is a good education for a novelist. It provides you with the most extravagant material, and it teaches the near impossibility of reaching the truth.' Sybille Bedford, Paris Review (1993) For The Faces of Justice (1961) Sybille Bedford journeyed through Europe to sit in the press box of the courts of law - high courts,... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
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 unreliable mother on the French... more...
- Daunt Books 2012; US$ 11.67
A powerful and merciless book - a classic coming-of-age novel.' Hilary Mantel ‘Bedford writes of the lure of the sensual life, the picnics, lobster salad, hock and seltzer and going to the opera, in Italy, in summer . . .? The Times ‘A mesmerising writer.? Nicholas Shakespeare ‘One of our greatest writers.? Rosie Boycott ‘There will always be people... more...
- Daunt Books 2012; US$ 11.67
‘One of Britain?s most stylish and accomplished writers.? Telegraph ‘Sybille Bedford is the most sensual of writers. No one writes as she does about the smells and colours of the Mediterranean, about the pleasure of food and wine.? Victoria Glendinning ‘A writer of consummate artistry.? Auberon Waugh ‘An excellent stylist and a splendid narrator... more...