Elizabeth Taylor At Mrs Lippincote's (VMC)

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At Mrs Lippincote's (VMC)

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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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A book for the epicure, who will delight in its deftness, its congression, its under- and overtones (L.P. HARTLEY)

One of the most underarted novelists of the 20th century', Antonia Fraser ('Elizabeth Taylor had the keenest eye and ear for the pain lurking behind a genteel demeanour')

Paul Bailey, Guardian ('Taylor excels in conveying the tragicomic poignancy of the everyday')

DAILY TELEGRAPH ('Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen - soul-sisters all')

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** 'One of the most underarted novelists of the 20th century, Elizabeth Taylor writes with wonderful precision and grace. Her world is totally absorbing.' - ANTONIA FRASER

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