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The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel


The Sleeping Beauty by Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel

INTRODUCED BY DAVID BADDIEL A subtle love story by one of the most accomplished writers of the 20th century Vinny Tumulty is a quiet, sensible man. When he goes to stay at a seaside town, his task is to comfort a bereaved friend. Vinny is prepared for a solemn few days of tears and consolation. But on the evening of his arrival, he looks out of the window at the sunset and catches sight of a mysterious, romantic figure: a beautiful woman walking by the seashore. Before the week is over Vinny has fallen in love, completely and utterly, for the first time in his middle-aged life. Emily, though, is a sleeping beauty, her secluded life hiding bitter secrets from the past.


Discreet in its satire and discerning in its observation and directed at an exclusive but appreciative audience * Kirkus *

About the Author

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born in Reading, Berkshire and spent much of her life in Penn, Buckinghamshire. She is one of the most acclaimed British novelists of the twentieth century.

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Publication date

3rd November 2011


Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel

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Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


240 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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