An illuminating biography of one of the most enigmatic figures in French literature
The love affair between Maurice Bendix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, Bendix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.
“She (Jack) is admirably familiar with the full extent of Sand's prolific output which enables her to feast on rich anecdotes and indulge us with pithy dictums...You are holly convinced that George Sand was a phenomenon”
“Belinda Jack's sympathetic rereading and spirited defence of George Sand's fiction sends one straight back to those ignored novels”
Times Literary Supplement
“This is clever stuff, brilliantly in key with late 20th century preoccupations. Here is a book for grownups”
Robert Nye, The Scotsman
“Jack in looking behind the amazing spectacle (Sand)...has written an illuminating and entertaining book”