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THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Marina is an Anglo-Indian, London-based barrister specialising in constitutional and human rights ...(+)

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Complete Short Stories
Elizabeth Taylor

Classification : Short Stories
Pub Date : Jun 10, 2012
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 640
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844088409
Price : 999

About the book
Elizabeth Taylor, highly acclaimed author of classic novels such as Angel, A Game of Hide and Seek and Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, is also renowned for her powerful, acutely observed stories. Here for the first time, the stories - including some only recently rediscovered - are collected in one volume. From the awkward passions of lonely holiday-makers to the anticipation of three school friends preparing for their first dance, from the minor jealousies and triumphs of marriage to tales of outsiders struggling to adapt to the genteel English countryside, with a delicate, witty touch Elizabeth Taylor illuminates the nuances of ordinary lives.

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Must Reads: Taylor's wicked, subversive stories are a mordant delight.
Taylor's writing is honed, even laconic, especially in dialogue. Her wit, while sharp, is buoyant. She focuses on the domestic as a theatre of secret barbarism ... These are Taylor's people, beautifully present and poignant as they play out the comedy of their lives.
Taylor has remarkable skill. In all the stories there is a peculiarly satisfying mixture of wit and generosity. Their human depth is such that they can be read again and again.
Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: one of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth.
     
Elizabeth Taylor
Books by Elizabeth Taylor
A Game of Hide and Seek (PB)
A Game Of Hide And Seek (HB)
A View of the Harbour (PB)
A Wreath of Roses (PB)
Angel (PB)
Angel (PB)
At Mrs Lippincote's (PB)
Blaming (PB)
In a Summer Season (PB)
Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont (PB)
Palladian (PB)
The Sleeping Beauty (PB)
The Soul of Kindness (PB)
The Wedding Group (PB)