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This affectionate study of the Mexican temper is ''one of the most charming travel books ever written.'' - The Atlantic Monthly 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.''
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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 and is currently at work on a memoir.Review:
"An absolutely first-class writer at the top of her powers" Mark Amory
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Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1458759776