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Author photo. Author Elizabeth Taylor
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Elizabeth Taylor (1) [1912–1975]

This page covers the author of Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont.

For other authors named Elizabeth Taylor, see the disambiguation page.

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Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 1,031 copies, 52 reviews
Angel 794 copies, 28 reviews
A Game of Hide and Seek 527 copies, 20 reviews
A View of the Harbour 515 copies, 29 reviews
In a Summer Season 448 copies, 16 reviews
Blaming 383 copies, 9 reviews
At Mrs Lippincote's (Author) 366 copies, 22 reviews
The Soul of Kindness 359 copies, 12 reviews
Palladian 267 copies, 11 reviews
A Wreath of Roses 265 copies, 15 reviews
The Wedding Group 238 copies, 8 reviews
The Sleeping Beauty 236 copies, 13 reviews
The Devastating Boys 167 copies, 4 reviews
The Blush 145 copies, 4 reviews
Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 600 copies, 4 reviews
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (Contributor) 235 copies, 4 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 174 copies, 3 reviews
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (Contributor) 141 copies, 3 reviews
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
The Third Ghost Book (Contributor) 51 copies
Infinite Riches (Contributor) 50 copies
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont [2005 film] (Original book) 27 copies, 1 review
Angel [2007 film] (Original novel) 12 copies
Women Writing: An Anthology (Contributor) 11 copies

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Elizabeth Taylor, née Coles, was born in Reading, Berkshire, the daughter of Oliver Coles, an insurance inspector, and his wife, Elsie May Fewtrell. She was educated at The Abbey School, Reading and after graduation worked as a governess, tutor, and librarian. In 1936, she married John Taylor, the owner of a confectionery company. She was briefly a member of the British Communist Party, then a lifelong supporter of Labour. Her debut novel, At Mrs. Lippincote's, was published in 1945 and was followed by 11 more. She also wrote short stories that were published in magazines and collected in four volumes, and a children's book. She was a friend of Ivy Compton-Burnett, Robert Liddell, and Elizabeth Jane Howard. Years after her death, a new interest in her work was kindled by filmmakers who adapted her novels, including Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, released in 2005, and The Real Life of Angel Deverell, re-titled Angel, in 2007.

Selected bibliography: Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English;
The wedding group ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and French ;
In a summer season ( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English ;
The soul of kindness ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and French ;
Angel ( Book )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 3 languages;
Blaming (Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and French;
The devastating boys and other stories (Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and French ;
The sleeping beauty ( Book )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in 3 languages ;
The blush and other stories ( Book )
11 editions published between 1958 and 1991 in English and French;
A game of hide-and-seek ( Book)
10 editions published between 1951 and 1999 in English; A wreath of roses ( Book ) 13 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English;
A view of the harbour ( Book ) 11 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and French ;
Palladian ( Book ) 9 editions published between 1946 and 2001 in English;
A dedicated man, and other stories ( Book ) 8 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English;
At Mrs Lippincote's ( Book ) 11 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English;
Hester Lilly and twelve short stories ( Book ) 4 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English;
Mossy Trotter ( Book ) 2 editions published in 1967 in English;
Dangerous calm, the selected stories of Elizabeth Taylor ( Book ) 2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English;
Hester Lilly and twelve short stories ( Book ) 1 edition published in 1972 in English;
A dedicated man, and other stories ( Book ) 1 edition published in 1993 in English; Short story: Fly paper

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