A Compass Error

The first US printing


Sybille Bedford


Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1969
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Printing Details

First US edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 15cm, 270pp

As the Second World War looms, Flavia is living in a small village in the South of France, studying for her Oxford entrance, swimming in the sea, and living with the confidence and relish of youth. In this a dramatic companion novel to A Favourite of the Gods, Flavia’s world is overturned when she becomes fascinated by Andrée – beautiful, sophisticated, yet manipulative – and is caught up in a devastating intrigue.


The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper is chipped to the edges and joints and has been neatly price-clipped.



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