A Visit to Don Otavio by Sybille Bedford

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Before returning to the Old World after World War II, Sybille Bedford resolved to see something more of the New. I had a great longing to move, she said, to hear another language, eat new food, to be in a country with a long nasty history in the past and as little present history as possible. And so she set out for Mexico--and, incidentally, to write what Bruce Chatwin called the best travel book of the twentieth century, a book of marvels, to be read again and again and again.

About Sybille Bedford

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Sybille Bedford was born in 1911, in Charlottenburg, Germany, and was brought up in Italy, England, and France. In 1953, she made her literary debut with A Visit to Don Otavio, and has since published eight other books--novels, travel books, classic accounts of criminal trials and other courtroom cases, and an acclaimed biography of her mentor Aldous Huxley. A vice president of English Pen and one of Britain's nine Companions of Literature, Mrs. Bedford lives in London.
Published January 1, 1960 by HarperCollins Distribution Services. 320 pages
Genres: Travel, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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