Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education: A Biographical Novel

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An autobiographical novel based on Sybille Bedford's highly unusual childhood, moving from a south-German Schloss full of animals and expensive wines to a nonconformist family in the North of England.

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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 - including Jigsaw, A Legacy, A Favourite of the Gods, and A Compass Error, as well as classic accounts of criminal trials and other courtroom cases, and an acclaimed biography of her mentor Aldous Huxley. She was vice president of English PEN and one of Britain's nine Companions of Literature. Ms. Bedford lived in London where she passed away in February 2006.

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Bedford flirts with autobiography in her tale of Billi, an independent , sophisticated adolescent shuttled between her bohemian mother in Italy and a penurious family in England. According to PW , this is "richly buttressed with details of social history, regional color and the artistic and literary scene of the '20s and '30s. . . . One feels that Bedford has achieved . . . 'the translation from experience into art.' "
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