Search Results: "Sybille Bedford"


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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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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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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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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 >

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THE HOUDINI GIRL by Martyn Bedford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Following his taut debut, Acts of Revision (1997), with a more maudlin tale of love and loss, Bedford offers a promising yet finally disappointing story of a magician unable to perform the ultimate trick: bringing back to life the woman he adored, then betrayed. Read full book review >

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AUSCHWITZ by Sybille Steinbacher
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"A thoughtful overview of a place terrible to remember—and one that must always be remembered."
A deceptively slender study of history's most notorious killing ground. 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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YORUBA GIRL DANCING by Simi Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Evocative story of coming-of-age, cultural transformations, and continuities."
Funny, touching debut by a Nigerian-born resident of London: a young Yoruba girl goes off to a posh English boarding-school after WW II to learn English ways in preparation for life in her soon-to-be-independent nation. Read full book review >

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ACTS OF REVISION by Martyn Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"A riveting debut. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
From the Yorkshire-based Bedford, a suspenseful saga of a sociopath's return to his painful past, seeking vengeance for slights real and imagined from his former teachers. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED, ISOBEL by David Bedford
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Additional stock for the plethora of books about bedtime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This Australian import reworks the overused theme of toddler bedtime resistance. Read full book review >