Pam's Reviews > Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education

Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford
Rate this book
Clear rating

F 50x66
's review
Nov 10, 2008

liked it
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.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Jigsaw.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

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.

back to top