At Mrs Lippincote's

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Little, Brown Book Group, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Mrs Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home for Julia, who has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF. Although she can accept the pomposities of service life, Julia's honesty and sense of humour prevent her from taking her role as seriously as her husband, that leader of men, might wish; for Roddy, merely love cannot suffice - he needs homage as well as admiration. And Julia, while she may be a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, is certainly no hypocrite.

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

Roddy and Julia Davenant, with their young son Oliver and Roddy's cousin Eleanor, move into a furnished house outside London, where Roddy is posted with the RAF during WWII. His job is not specified ... Read full review

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

Elizabeth Taylor's writing is always exquisite but somehow I found At Mrs Lippincote's lacking. The characters were uneasily liked and the story quite dreary. I liked Oliver, Felicity and Mr. Taylor ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born and educated in Reading. On leaving school she worked as a governess & later in a library. She lived much of her married life in the village of Penn, Bucks. In 1984 ANGEL was selected by the Book Marketing Council's 'Best Novels of Our Time'.

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