A wonderful novel from one of Britain's most acclaimed twentieth century novelists, At Mrs Lippincote's explores the hypocrisies and evasions inherent in marriage
Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born and educated in Reading. On leaving school she worked as a governess & later in a library. She lived much of her married life in the village of Penn, Bucks. In 1984 ANGEL was selected by the Book Marketing Council's 'Best Novels of Our Time'.
Witty, hilarious, astringent, devastating - her impeccable style can do anything and with such seemingly effortless easeElizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depthAlways intelligent, often subversive and never dull, Elizabeth Taylor is the thinking person's dangerous housewife. Her sophisticated prose combines elegance, icy wit and freshness in a stimulating cocktail - the perfect toast to the quiet horror of domestic lifeHer best novels - At Mrs. Lippincote's (1945), A View of the Harbour (1947), A Game of Hide and Seek (1951) - are, in spite of their prim titles, funny, savage and full of loneliness and suppressed emotion. For her characters, as for their author, propriety is a survival mechanism, a way of keeping the show on the road - GuardianTaylor is one of the hidden treasures of the English novel - Daily TelegraphAlways intelligent, often subversive and never dull, Elizabeth Taylor is the thinking person's dangerous housewife