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    A View of the Harbour: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) (Hardback) By (author) Elizabeth Taylor, Introduction by Sarah Waters

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    DescriptionIn the faded coastal village of Newby, everyone looks out for - and in on - each other, and beneath the deceptively sleepy exterior, passions run high. Beautiful divorcee Tory is painfully involved with her neighbour, Robert, while his wife Beth, Tory's best friend, is consumed by the worlds she creates in her novels, oblivious to the relationship developing next door. Their daughter Prudence is aware, however, and is appalled by the treachery she observes. Mrs Bracey, an invalid whose grasp on life is slipping, forever peers from her window, constantly prodding her daughters for news of the outside world. And Lily Wilson, a lonely young widow, is frightened in her own home. Into their lives steps Bertram, a retired naval officer with the unfortunate capacity to inflict lasting damage while trying to do good.


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    Title
    A View of the Harbour
    Subtitle
    A Virago Modern Classic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Taylor, Introduction by Sarah Waters
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 448 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844089642
    ISBN 10: 1844089649
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.914
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    14 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Taylor (1912-75) is increasingly being recognised as one of the best writers of the twentieth century. She wrote her first book, At Mrs Lippincote's, during the war, and this was followed by eleven further novels and a children's book, Mossy Trotter. Her short stories appeared in Vogue, the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar. Rosamond Lehmann considered her writing 'sophisticated, sensitive and brilliantly amusing, with a kind of stripped, piercing feminine wit', and Kingsley Amis regarded her as 'one of the best English novelists born in this century'.