Sybille Bedford

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer Sybille Bedford. Born the daughter of a German baron in 1911, her childhood brought her into contact with the great literary figures of her age - Aldous Huxley, Virginia Woolf and T S Eliot. She has received critical acclaim as a novelist, journalist and law reporter, covering the Lady Chatterley trial, the Auschwitz trial and the trial of Jack Ruby.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Slow Movement of 'Double' Violin Concerto in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: A La Recherche de Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: A French restaurant in full working order

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Jul 1998 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSybille Bedford

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