The Ties that Bind
Sybille Bedford's brilliant dramatization of her eccentric family's past
A Legacy (New York Review Books Classics)
by Sybille Bedford
$16.95 List Price
In A Legacy, first published in 1956, Sybille Bedford writes about a Germany in the years before the First World War that had almost disappeared even as it seemed to be in full bloom. This world of privilege and entitlement and eccentricity is presented as normal and natural and at a stage of rich development for those who inhabited it. But the author knows, and the reader too, that it is doomed.