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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.

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A Wreath of Roses 278 copies, 17 reviews
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The Wedding Group 251 copies, 9 reviews
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The Blush 155 copies, 4 reviews
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The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 185 copies, 3 reviews
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Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (Contributor) 68 copies, 2 reviews
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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont [2005 film] (Original book) 29 copies, 1 review
Angel [2007 film] (Original novel) 14 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.

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