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    • Elizabeth Taylor
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'How deeply I envy any reader coming to her for the first time!' Elizabeth Jane Howard


A finely nuanced exploration of responsibility, snobbery and culture clash from one of the twentieth century's finest novelists.

When Amy is suddenly left widowed and alone while on holiday in Istanbul, Martha, an American traveller, comforts her and accompanies her back to England. Upon their return, however, Amy is ungratefully reluctant to maintain their relationship, recognising that, under any other circumstances, the two women would not be friends. But guilt is a hard taskmaster, and Martha has away of getting under one's skin ...


'Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning-point in one's own experience' Elizabeth Bowen

'No writer has described the English middle classes with more gently devastating accuracy' Rebecca Abrams, Spectator

'A Game of Hide and Seek showcases much of what makes Taylor a great novelist: piercing insight, a keen wit and a genuine sense of feeling for her characters' Elizabeth Day, Guardian
  • Published: Sep 06 2018
  • Pages: 192
  • 122 x 192mm
  • ISBN: 9781844083084
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Press Reviews

  • Daily Mail
    A compassionate and devastating tale
  • Anne Tyler
    Jane Austen, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Bowen - soul-sisters all
  • Paul Bailey

    Elizabeth Taylor had the keenest eye and ear for the pain lurking behind a genteel demeanour
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard
    How deeply I envy any reader coming to her for the first time!
  • Jonathan Keates

    How skilfully and with what peculiar exhilaration she negotiated the minefield of the human heart
  • New York Times
    Taylor has the genius of making her characters understood, sometimes with an almost frightening clarity, perhaps because she is compassionate as well as relentless in her delineation of them
  • David Baddiel

    She's a magnificent and underrated mid-20th-century writer, the missing link between Jane Austen and John Updike