The Blush and Other Stories (Virago Modern Classics)

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Amongst the characters in this collection of short stories are the upright Mrs Allen, who unwittingly provides an alibi for her slackly corseted home help, and Emily, who has written fluent, amusing letters to a distinguished novelist for 10 years but descends into small talk when they meet.

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A wonderful novelist ( JILLY COOPER)

How skilfully and with what peculiar exhilaration she negotiated the minefield of the human heart ( JONATHAN KEATES)

An eye as sharply all-seeing as her prose-style is elegant -- even the humdrum becomes astonishing ( DAILY TELEGRAPH)

Brilliantly amusing ( ROSAMOND LEHMANN)

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Elizabeth Taylor was born in Reading in 1912. The daughter of an insurance inspector, she worked as a governess and, later, in a library. At the age of twenty-four she married and had a son and daughter. She lived much of her married life in the village of Penn (Bucks). She died in 1975.

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