By Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor's darkest novel . . . She writes with a sensuous richness of language that pulls the reader down the main shadowy paths . . . tremendous beguiling. Taylor makes the residing second current, touchable, traumatic, captivating - Helen Dunmore
Spending the vacation with acquaintances, as she has for a few years, Camilla reveals that their inner most absorptions - Frances along with her portray and Liz together with her child - appear to exclude her from the gossipy intimacies of prior summers. nervous that she is going to stay encased in her solitary lifestyles as a faculty secretary, and maybe to spite of her acquaintances, Camilla steps into an not going liaison with Richard Elton, a good-looking, guaranteed - and hazardous - liar.
Elizabeth Taylor's darkest novel is a skillful exploration of the risk we will visit to prevent loneliness. Taylor is more and more regarded as the best writers of the 20th century, and this little-known novel screens her diversity admirably.
'Her tales stay with one, indelibly, as if they'd been a few turning-point in one's personal adventure' - Elizabeth Bowen
'Always clever, frequently subversive and not uninteresting, Elizabeth Taylor is the considering person's harmful housewife. Her subtle prose combines attractiveness, icy wit and freshness in a stimulating cocktail' - Valerie Martin
'A very good and underrated mid-20th-century author, the lacking hyperlink among Jane Austen and John Updike' - David Baddiel, Independent
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A Wreath Of Roses by Elizabeth Taylor