The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot

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The story of a woman displaced from paradise. For Meg Eliot, life with her successful husband, Bill, was one of elegance and equilibrium. Suddenly, everything changes when Bill is the accidental victim of an assassin's bullet. The author also wrote "Hemlock and After" and "No Laughing Matter".

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Angus Wilson achieved literary notoriety with the publication of his 1953 novel Hemlock and After. It was five years later, however, with the release of his masterpiece The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot that he secured a lasting place in British letters. This work, a compassionate portrait of a newly widowed women in her mid-40s who wants to do good in a world that does not need her, remains as vibrant and moving as it did 40 years ago. Wilson's prose is smart and his portrayal of self-deception bred of loneliness is deeply disturbing. Yet, in spite of this, Wilson's beautiful use of language wedded to his psychological insights, make The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot a pleasure to read.

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Dr. Ben Wilson gained his doctorate in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen in 1995. He has studied the behavior and ecology of marine mammals and fish for over 10 years. He is a member of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group, International Whaling Commission, and the Society for Marine Mammalogy, and is a Lecturer for the Scottish Association for Marine Science. He is widely published in scientific papers, and is also the author of the popular books: Dolphins Worldlife Library Series (1998) and Bottlenose Dolphins Worldlife Library Series (1994), with co-author Paul Thompson. He lives in Oban, Scotland.
Angus Wilson is an associate professor and researcher at New York University School of Medicine. He has had a life-long interest in offshore wildlife, principally birds and marine mammals. This passion is reflected on his Ocean Wanderers web site ( During the past few years, he has traveled to all the major oceans in the world and encountered many species of whale, dolphin and porpoise. Angus is a regular leader on excursions off the mid-Atlantic states in search of birds and cetaceans. He lives in New York City.

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Angus Wilson
Published by Penguin Books (1982)
ISBN 10: 0140015027 ISBN 13: 9780140015027
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140015027

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