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A Week in Literary History

March 16th, 2002

German author Sybille Bedford (A Visit to Don Otavio, 1953) is born in Charlottenburg in 1911.

Sybille Bedford, b. March 16, 1911, d. 2006

Born Freiin Sybille Aleid Elsa von Schonenebeck, she became a German noblewoman on the run from the Nazis because she was Jewish; she married an English homosexual to get English citizenship. They divorced soon thereafter, but she kept his name and published her books under it. She became best known for her books about trials and other cultures, but she also wrote novels, good ones.

Suggested Reading Travel A Visit to Don Otavio: A Traveller’s Tale from Mexico, 1953. Biography Aldous Huxley: A Biography, 1973. Legal The Best We Can Do: The Trial of Dr Adams, 1958. The Faces of Justice: A Traveller’s Report, 1961. As It Was: Pleasures, Landscapes and Justice, 1990. Novels A Legacy, 1956. A Favourite of the Gods, 1963. A Compass Error, 1968. Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education, 1989. Memoir Quicksands: A Memoir, 2005.

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