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Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education

A Biographical Novel

by Sybille Bedford

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7347890M
ISBN 100140113886
ISBN 109780140113884


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Written when she Jigsaw, nominated for the Booker, is to an extent a follow-up to her first novel, A Legacy, published in /5(7).

A memoir of a childhood and adolescence spent navigating the selfish,ultimately destructive tendencies of a beautiful mother,a practically penniless father and a wide range of generous characters who step up to fill the void,all in a fascinating time early in the 20th century in Europe.

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Encouraged by Aldous Huxley, Bedford began writing fiction at the age of sixteen and went on to publish four novels, all influenced by her itinerant childhood among the European aristocracy: A Legacy, A Favourite of the Gods, A Compass Error, and Jigsaw (short-listed for the Booker Prize).

She married Walter Bedford in and lived briefly in America during World War II, before returning to. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Sybille Bedford's latest novel walks the borderline between autobiography and fiction.

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Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education is a semi- autobiographical novel by Sybille Bedford first published inand shortlisted for the Booker Prize of that year.

In many ways a follow-up to her earlier work, A Legacy, it is the story of a girl called Billi as she grows up and experiences sexual, intellectual and emotional awakenings. Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education () About book: One of the great books.

The memoirs of a girl of 20 or so, based frankly on Sybille's own life, who lives on a small estate in Baden, then shuttles between the south of France, London, Berlin, and various country cottages in England, all the time avoiding formal education and most of the time love, but with astonishing portraits of her.

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[Sybille Bedford] -- The sequel to A Legacy continues the story of a young woman from the Kaiser's Germany to Europe in the s and the vanished world of Europe between world wars, as the narrator describes her.

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Jigsaw An Unsentimental Education by Sybille Bedford. ebook. Sign up to save your library Returning to the Mediterranean, her unorthodox education – intellectual, emotional and sexual – continues among the vibrant community of artists, exiles and intellectuals who have colonised the coast, coaxing her towards a life of literature.

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. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize inBedford's largely autobiographical story draws on many elements of Bedford's unusual childhood, as she explains in a new introduction that sorts fact from : Sybille Bedford.

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