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Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford
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Nov 20, 08

Read in November, 2008

I am sure that many modern day parents would be appalled at the upbringing of Sybille Bedford! Born in 1911 in Germany and raised by her father until she was 8 then sent off to her mother who was English but lived in Italy, then shunted between England/Italy and France during the 1920's - left in hotels and with complete strangers! However, coming to no apparent harm and becoming one of the most respected journalist/writers of the mid 19th century. She was an observer and traveller with that particularly English detachment (no doubt due to her upbring). This book is an acute insight of a life between the world wars that has gone forever...I found it amazing that it existed at all so different is it from our modern world.
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message 1: by Vicky (new)

Vicky The only title we have is Quicksands by Bedford. It is her biography, I am going to put it on my list.
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