* IN A SUMMER SEASON is one of Elizabeth Taylor's finest novels in which, in a moving and powerful climax, she reveals love to be the thing it is: beautiful, often funny, and sometimes tragic.
Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born and educated in Reading. After leaving school she worked as a governess and later in a library. She lived much of her married life in the village of Penn in Buckinghamshire.
'Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning point in one's own experience' ELIZABETH BOWEN 'Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen - soul-sisters all' ANNE TYLER 'One of the most underrated novelists of the twentieth century' ANTONIA FRASER 'One of Taylor's best novels' NEW STATESMAN 'It's smashing ...When you've finished In a Summer Season, you are totally fired up to read every book that Taylor ever wrote' VAL HENNESSEY 'How deeply I envy any reader coming to her for the first time!' ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD