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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
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Angel
Elizabeth Taylor

Classification : OTHERS
Pub Date : Apr 06, 2006
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844083077
Price : 725

About the book
Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to become a feted authoress, owner of great riches and of Paradise House . . .

After reading The Lady Irania, publishers Brace and Gilchrist are certain the novel will be a success, in spite of - and perhaps because of - its overblown style. But they are curious as to who could have written such a book: 'Some old lady, romanticising behind lace-curtains' . . . 'Angelica Deverell is too good a name to be true . . . she might be an old man. It would be an amusing variation. You are expecting to meet Mary Anne Evans and in Walks George Eliot twirling his moustache.' So nothing can prepare them for the pale young woman who sits before them, with not a seed of irony or a grain of humour in her soul.
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'An excellent novel' Jonathan Keates, Spectator
'A masterpiece' 'Precious and endearing' 'Angel is a brilliant creation with not a seed of irony, self knowledge or humour in her soul . . . I'm not one who re-reads books but I return to this on frequently and every time it makes me envious - and it makes me laugh and cry. You can't ask for much more from a novel than that' Lesley Glaister, Guardian
Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning point in one's own experience
I envy those readers who are coming to her work for the first time. Theirs will be an unexpected pleasure
One of the most underrated novelists of the twentieth century
Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen - soul-sisters all
     
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)
At Mrs Lippincote's (PB)
Blaming (PB)
Complete Short Stories (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)