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A Visit to Don Otavio, Paperback / softback Book

A Visit to Don Otavio Paperback / softback


Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford is a country of passion and paradox: arid desert and shrieking jungle, harsh sun and deep shadow, violence and sentimentality.

In her frank descriptions of the horrors of travel - through bug-infested jungle, trapped in a broiling stationary train, or in a bus with a dead fish slapping against her face - she gains our trust.

But it is the charmed world of Don Otavio which steals our imagination.

He is, she says, "one of the kindest men I ever met".

She stays in his crumbling ancestral mansion, living a life of provincial ease and observing with glee the intense life of a Mexican neighbourhood.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780907871873

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