Pleasures and Landscapes

Author(s): Sybille Bedford

Travel Stories

In these eight evocative and unpredictable essays, Sybille Bedford chronicles her adventures through Europe over a thirty-year period. With her elegant prose and razor-sharp insight, Bedford takes us on a propulsive journey - dropping us into the passenger seat as she drives to meet Martha Gellhorn in Capri, taking us across the wind-swept piazzas of Venice in winter, and tantalising our taste buds with a tour of the vineyards of Bordeaux.


Bedford shows us the world through her eyes - the eyes of a seasoned traveller - in all its beauty and wonder. Pleasures and Landscapes is a satisfyingly sensuous literary expedition told by one of the greatest travel writers of the twentieth century.


'Bedford’s ability to recreate landscape is matched only by her appetite for mouth-watering descriptions of exotic food . . . She cannot write a dull page.’ - Financial Times


'Bedford writes of the lure of the sensual life, the picnics, lobster salad, hock and seltzer and going to the opera, in Italy, in summer . . .’ - The Times


'When the history of modern prose in English comes to be written, Sybille Bedford will have to appear in any list of its most dazzling practitioners.’ - Bruce Chatwin

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781907970405
  • : Daunt Books
  • : Daunt Books
  • : May 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : 176
  • : 914.04556
  • : 914.04556
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Sybille Bedford
  • : Sybille Bedford