At Mrs Lippincote's (Virago Modern Classics)

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Mrs Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home for Julia, who has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF. Although she can accept the pomposities of service life, Julia's honesty and sense of humour prevent her from taking her role as seriously as her husband, that leader of men, might wish; for Roddy, merely love cannot suffice - he needs homage as well as admiration. And Julia, while she may be a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, is certainly no hypocrite.

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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'.

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Always 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 life―Valerie Martin

Witty, hilarious, astringent, devastating - her impeccable style can do anything and with such seemingly effortless ease

Witty, hilarious, astringent, devastating - her impeccable style can do anything and with such seemingly effortless ease―Neel Mukherjee

Taylor is one of the hidden treasures of the English novel

Taylor is one of the hidden treasures of the English novel―Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph

Subtle, stylised, and rather special social comedy

Subtle, stylised, and rather special social comedy―Kirkus

Her 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

Her 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―Rachel Cooke, Guardian

Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth

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