Notes: "Elizabeth Taylor's exquisitely drawn character study of eccentricity in old age is a sharp and witty portrait of genteel postwar English life facing the changes taking shape in the 60s . . . Much of the reader's joy lies in the exquisite subtlety in Taylor's depiction of all the relationships, the sharp brevity of her wit, and the apparently effortless way the plot unfolds"—Robert McCrum, from the Guardian list of the 100 best novels.
This Booker shortlisted novel was made into a memorable film starring acclaimed British actor Dame Joan Ann Plowright, the Baroness Olivier, the widow of Laurence Olivier. A very scarce first edition.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy (ownership name dated 1972) in a near fine, slightly spine-faded dust jacket.
Publication: London: Chatto and Windus, 1971.
Item No: #307582