Search Results: "Sybille Bedford"


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JIGSAW: An Unsentimental Education by Sybille Bedford
Released: April 7, 1989

From the author of the acclaimed Aldous Huxley: A Biography (1974) a graceful, partially autobiographical coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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QUICKSANDS by Sybille Bedford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Waiting for the next installment of Bedford's 'siren song of the daily round.' (Meanwhile, Counterpoint will be reissuing her nine other works.)"
Breathless, halting memoir in fragments by the English stylist, friend and biographer of Aldous Huxley, and late-blooming novelist. Read full book review >

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LEGACY by Sybille Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though Bedford acknowledges the personal history involved, her debut fiction surely stands on its own fine merits."
As part of its effort to revive interest in the English journalist, travel writer, and biographer (of Aldous Huxley), Counterpoint plans on reprinting her four novels, beginning with this, her first, from 1956. Read full book review >

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JIGSAW by Sybille Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Luminous,' yes, but 'unaffecting.'"
The second of Bedford's four novels to be reissued by Counterpoint (see below), this sequel to A Legacy follows its character into the limbo years between the world wars. Read full book review >

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BEDFORD SQUARE by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Only the solution, coming a few quick breaths before the last page, is a letdown. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
The latest grand address to suffer the blight of Victorian crime is General Brandon Balantyne's house in Bedford Square, whose doorstep, one early morning in 1891, is adorned with a cooling corpse. Read full book review >

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NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST by Jack Hurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1993

"Since Richard Ellmann is dead and Walter Jackson Bate is retired, how about it, Stephen Sears?"
The Confederate cavalry commander, as conspicuous for his racism as for his military prowess, receives a biography that emphasizes his reprehensible exploits as slave trader and founding father of the Ku Klux Klan. Read full book review >

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MR. BEDFORD AND THE MUSES by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"In sum: luminous fictions, full of quiet, patiently earned discoveries."
In one very short novel and five short stories, Godwin continues to monitor—with a kind of wary bemusement—the fascinating whorls and asocial display of personalities lost within their own outsize needs and dilemmas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"For war buffs who can't get enough of Saving Private Ryan."
By-the-numbers saga of a bruised and bullet-riddled combat unit in WWII. Read full book review >

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TWENTY QUESTIONS FOR GLORIA by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"A page-turner that runs aground on a shoal of stereotype. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two teens run away to a better life—temporarily. Read full book review >

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FLIP by Martyn Bedford
FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2011

"Alex has to figure out why his soul overtook Flip's body, and how—if at all—he can get back into his own before it's too late. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old geeky musician Alex wakes up hundreds of miles from his London home in the body of Philip Garamond, a high-school soccer star and girl magnet nicknamed Flip. Read full book review >

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NEVER ENDING by Martyn Bedford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 11, 2014

"Beautiful and illuminating but as hard as therapy. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An English teen can't stop blaming herself for her brother's death. Read full book review >