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27%OFFElizabeth Taylor - Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont - 9781844089338 - V9781844089338
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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

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Description for Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont Hardcover. Elizabeth Taylor's most famous novel, shortlisted for the 1975 Booker Prize, is published in VMC designer hardback. Cover by Celia Birtwell. Series: VMC. Num Pages: 208 pages. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 129 x 20. Weight in Grams: 320.

Named by the Guardian as one of 'the 100 best novels,' and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont is a humorous and compassionate look at friendship between an old woman and a young man from a 'magnificent...writer, the missing link between Jane Austen and John Updike' (David Baddiel, Independent)

On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly curious, living off crumbs of affection and snippets of gossip. Together, upper lips stiffened, they ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group United Kingdom
Number of pages
208
Condition
New
Series
VMC
Number of Pages
208
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781844089338
SKU
V9781844089338
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-98

About Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) is increasingly recognised as one of the best British writers of the twentieth century. She wrote her first book, At Mrs Lippincote's, during the war while her husband was in the Royal Air Force, and this was followed by eleven further novels and a children's book, Mossy Trotter. Her acclaimed short stories appeared in publications including Vogue, ... Read more

Reviews for Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Elizabeth Taylor's exquisitely drawn character study of eccentricity in old age is a sharp and witty portrait of genteel postwar English life facing the changes taking shape in the 60s . . . Much of the reader's joy lies in the exquisite subtlety in Taylor's depiction of all the relationships, the sharp brevity of her wit, and the apparently effortless ... Read more

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