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Sybille Bedford

AKA Sybille von Schoenebeck

Born: 16-Mar-1911
Birthplace: Charlottenburg, Germany
Died: 17-Feb-2006
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Mortlake Crematorium, London, England (cremation location)

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: A Favourite of the Gods


[1] Raised Roman Catholic, though her mother was a Jew.

Father: Maximilian von Schoenebeck (d. 1920)
Mother: Elizabeth Bernard
Husband: Walter Bedford ("Terry", m. 1935, div.)

    Royal Society of Literature 1994
    Officer of the British Empire 1981

Author of books:
The Sudden View: A Mexican Journey (1953, nonfiction)
A Legacy (1956, novel)
The Best We Can Do: An Account of the Trial of John Bodkin Adams (1958)
The Faces of Justice (1961)
A Favourite of the Gods (1963, novel)
A Compass Error (1968)
Aldous Huxley: A Biography (1973-74, biography, 2 vols.)
Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education (1989, novel)
As it Was: Pleasures, Landscapes, and Justice (1990, articles)
Pleasures and Landscapes: A Traveller's Tale from Europe (2003, articles)
Quicksands: A Memoir (2005, memoir)


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