Complete Short Stories by Elizabeth Taylor
(Virago Modern Classics)

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For £7.99 one can...discover the delights, and the great restraint, of this very English author. Taylor has been a writer's writer for far too long. Let us make her a reader's writer.
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Elizabeth Taylor, highly acclaimed author of classic novels such as Angel, A Game of Hide and Seek and Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, is also renowned for her powerful, acutely observed stories. Here for the first time, the stories - including some only recently rediscovered - are collected in one volume. From the awkward passions of lonely holiday-makers to the anticipation of three school friends preparing for their first dance, from the minor jealousies and triumphs of marriage to tales of outsiders struggling to adapt to the genteel English countryside, with a delicate, witty touch Elizabeth Taylor illuminates the nuances of ordinary lives.
 

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Elizabeth Taylor (1912-75) is increasingly being recognised as one of the best writers of the twentieth century. She wrote her first book, At Mrs Lippincote's, during the war, and this was followed by eleven further novels and a children's book, Mossy Trotter. Her short stories appeared in Vogue, the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar. Rosamond Lehmann considered her writing 'sophisticated, sensitive and brilliantly amusing, with a kind of stripped, piercing feminine wit', and Kingsley Amis regarded her as 'one of the best English novelists born in this century'.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Liitle, Brown Book Group (Digital). 640 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Charlotte Mendelson on Jul 06 2012

For £7.99 one can...discover the delights, and the great restraint, of this very English author. Taylor has been a writer's writer for far too long. Let us make her a reader's writer.

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