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Elizabeth Taylor
Birth date: July 03, 1912
Died: November 19, 1975
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Moonlight Murder
Moonlight Murder rated it 7 months ago
Another day is another world. The difference between foreign countries is never so great as the difference between night and day. A Game of Hide and Seek is a 1951 novel by Elizabeth Taylor. My copy was reprinted by NYRB Classics in 2012. I've not read anything by Elizabeth Taylor previously. ...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it 2 years ago
Mrs Palfrey, newly widowed, moves into the Claremont Hotel. She expects that she will not check out again until her death. Chosen for it’s location, with all the sights and sounds of London on it’s doorstep, it’s cheap rates and the proximity to her grandson, she is determined to make the best of it...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it 4 years ago
What a bittersweet little book! The widowed Mrs Palfrey chooses to moved into the Claremont Hotel in London before her daughter can put her in a nursing home. The Claremont takes dinner, overnight, and live-in guests. The live-ins number fewer than 10. They feel rejected by their younger family me...
Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it 6 years ago
In A Room of One's Own (1928), Virginia Woolf described the emerging woman writer of the 20th century as theoretically confined to writing in her drawing-room - sometimes secretively, hampered literarily by patriarchy and hindered creatively by her inexperience of the world. Elizabeth Taylor( 1912-1...
oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it 6 years ago
A book about the life of an English officer's wife (stationed in England) during WWII and also his "spinster" cousin who lives with them. Three stars because it's not as good as the other books I've read by Taylor. It's still an excellent story. I just wouldn't recommend it as a starting point for e...
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