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Sybille Bedford

(1911—2006) writer


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(1911–2006),

author, whose best‐known novel, The Legacy (1956), is a sophisticated account of the complex matrimonial and financial affairs of a wealthy German family in the years immediately preceding the First World War. A Favourite of the Gods (1962) and A Compass Error (1968), both novels, were followed by a two‐volume biography of A. Huxley (1973, 1974). Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education (1989, autobiographical fiction) was followed by Quicksands (2005, a memoir).

Subjects: Literature.


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