With a cover design by Celia BirtwellDuring summer games of hide-and-seek Harriet falls in love with Vesey and his elusive, teasing ways. When he goes to Oxford she cherishes his photograph and waits for the letter that never comes. Then Charles enters her life, and Harriet stifles her imaginings. With a husband and daughter, she excels at respectability: ornaments on the mantlepiece, remembered b...
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd (May 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.1 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 830756
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I am a fast reader, so one test I have of a book is whether it slows me down with pleasure (and often awe). From the opening, it became clear that Elizabeth Taylor is a superb writer of sentences, keenly aware of the sounds of words as well as their...
d jars of lilac. But when Vesey reappears, her marriage seems to melt away. Harriet is older, it is much too late, but she is still in love with him.First published in 1958, this is Elizabeth Taylor's subtlest and finest work.