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The Sleeping Beauty

by Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel

Part of the Virago Modern Classics Series

The Sleeping Beauty Synopsis

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.

The Sleeping Beauty Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844087143
Publication date: 20th June 2019
Author: Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) is increasingly recognised as one of the best British writers of the twentieth century. She wrote her first book, At Mrs Lippincote's, during the war while her husband was in the Royal Air Force, and this was followed by eleven further novels and a children's book, Mossy Trotter. Her acclaimed short stories appeared in publications including Vogue, the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar. David Baddiel co-created three of the most popular comedy programmes in BBC TV history and his stand-up comedy act is always a sell-out nationwide.

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