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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First published here in 1946, Taylor's English comedy of manners joins Virago's venerable series of rediscovered women's fiction, and comes with a rather perfunctory introduction by bookseller Tim ... Read full review

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Taylor launched her career with this 1945 novel, which describes the marital troubles of Julia and her RAF officer husband, Roddy. Julia and her son reside at Mrs. Lippincote's house in order to be ... 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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