In a Summer Season (Virago Modern Classics)

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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.

'You taste of rain', he said, kissing her. 'People say I married her for her money', he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her had given him.

Kate Heron is a wealthy, charming widow who marries, much to the disapproval of friends and neighbours, a man ten years her junior: the attractive, feckless Dermot. Then comes the return of Kate's old friend Charles - intelligent, kind and now widowed, with his beautiful young daughter. Kate watches happily as their two families are drawn together, finding his presence reassuringly familiar, but slowly she becomes aware of subtle undercurrents that begin to disturb the calm surface of their friendship. Before long, even she cannot ignore the gathering storm . . .

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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.

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?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 Hennessy

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

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

One of the most underrated novelists of the twentieth century

One of the most underrated novelists of the twentieth century―ANTONIA FRASER

One of Taylor's best novels

One of Taylor's best novels―NEW STATESMAN

Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen - soul-sisters all

Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen - soul-sisters all―ANNE TYLER

Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning point in one's own experience

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