A Wreath of Roses

A Wreath of Roses

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By (author) Elizabeth Taylor, Introduction by Helen Dunmore

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  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 194mm x 20mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 2 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844087123
  • ISBN 13: 9781844087129
  • Sales rank: 146,830

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Spending the holiday with friends, as she has for many years, Camilla finds that their private absorptions - Frances with her painting and Liz with her baby - seem to exclude her from the gossipy intimacies of previous summers. Anxious that she will remain encased in her solitary life as a school secretary, Camilla steps into an unlikesly liaison with Richard Elton, a handsome, assured - and dangerous - liar.

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Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born and educated in Reading. After leaving school she worked as a governess and later in a library. She lived much of her married life in the village of Penn in Buckinghamshire.

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Elizabeth Taylor's darkest novel ... She writes with a sensuous richness of language that draws the reader down the most shadowy paths ... Extremely beguiling. Taylor makes the living moment present, touchable, disturbing, enchanting Helen Dunmore Taylor is a fearsome writer, ruthless in her examination of solitude, and a sparkling chronicler of ordinary lives DAILY TELEGRAPH