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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)
*Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most acclaimed 20th century writers
*With a new introduction by Helen DunmoreSee all Product Description
Had this been any other Elizabeth Taylor novel [aside from "Angel" which is not typical of her work] I would probably have given this 4 or 5 stars but it is a somewhat morbid, sad... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ms. K. J. Waghorn
I bought this book when I was 16 in 1971 (pre-Amazon of course!), and it has always been one of my favourites. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gill
Refreshing to find a book that is so well written - original, thought provoking themes set in a compelling plot. Wonderful descriptions of characters and places.Published 23 months ago by lw
This dark and brooding novel is simply wonderful- Taylor writes so well and with such depth. A book to savourPublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by Gloria
For everybody who loves a good descriptive novel. A beautiful read and like the characters in the book gives you the sense of the end of an era.Published on 11 Dec. 2012 by StitchWitch