Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: one of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth. (Sarah Waters)
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. (Margaret Drabble)
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. (Helen Dunmore The Times
Must Reads: Taylor's wicked, subversive stories are a mordant delight. (Sunday Times
The first time Elizabeth Taylor's acclaimed short stories have been collected in one volume, and its publication marks the centenary of Elizabeth Taylor's birth.