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Sybille Bedford
  • ISBN: 9781784741136
  • Pages: 416
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
  • Binding: Hardback

Sybille Bedford

An Appetite for Life

Selina Hastings

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Born in Germany to aristocratic parents in 1911, Sybille Bedford wrote her novel, A Legacy, in her forties and continued to write until her early nineties, producing some of the most original novels, memoirs and travel books of the twentieth century.

A lover of French wine and cuisine, and admired by her peers, she roamed from country to country – Germany, France, England, Italy and the United States – in search of fresh experience, with ear and eye attuned to her surroundings, typewriter at the ready.

A Bath with a View

I once met Sybille Bedford. ‘Met’ is perhaps the wrong word; I pounced on her at a crowded Time-Life party and began raving about her novel A Legacy which I had just read. She looked at me...

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