Tagged with Elizabeth Taylor

Palladian by Elizabeth Taylor (1946)

Here’s the rather lovely cover of the first edition of Palladian (very kindly given to me by Nicolas Hawkes). It was ‘produced in conformity with the authorised economy standards’ but still looks great. I think Palladian is a fascinating novel and wrote about it in Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novel: Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth … Continue reading

Elizabeth Taylor and Ivy Compton-Burnett

We had a delightful reading group the other day reading Elizabeth Taylor and Ivy Compton-Burnett. I have long thought that Taylor is one of the best novelists of the twentieth century, but Compton-Burnett – well, I try to read her and I fail. She is widely acknowledged as a ‘marmite’ author: you either love her … Continue reading

Angel by Elizabeth Taylor (1957)

A little outside our collection years, this one, but such a good novel. I’m sure many of you will have read it, but for those who haven’t I hope this review from a member of our reading group will encourage you to try it. The novel is partly based on the Victorian writer Marie Corelli … Continue reading