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Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

About the Author

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was a popular English novelist and short story writer.

Her first novel, At Mrs. Lippincote’s, was published in 1945 and was followed by eleven more. Her short stories were published in various magazines and collected in four volumes. She also wrote a children’s book.

Taylor’s work is mainly concerned with the nuances of "everyday" life and situations, which she writes about with dexterity. Her shrewd but affectionate portrayals of middle class and upper middle class English life won her an audience of discriminating readers, as well as loyal friends in the world of letters.


Elizabeth Taylor died at the age of 63.