Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont: A Virago Modern Classic

Author(s): Elizabeth Taylor

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, Mrs Palfrey, recently widowed, arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are a mixed bunch - magnificently flawed and eccentric - living off crumbs of affection and an obsessive interest in the relentless round of hotel meals. Together, upper lips stiffened, they fight off their twin enemies: boredom and the Grim Reaper.
And then one day, Mrs Palfrey encounters the hadsome young writer Ludo, and an unlikely friendship is formed . . .


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*A humorous and compassionate look at the blossoming friendship between an old woman and a young man.

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born and educated in Reading. After leaving school she worked as a governess and later in a library. She lived much of her married life in the village of Penn in Buckinghamshire. In 1984 ANGEL was selected by the Book Marketing Council's 'Best Novels of Our Time'.

General Fields

  • : 9781844083213
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : 0.17
  • : April 2006
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 15mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : 823.914
  • : English
  • : 0606
  • : Paperback
  • : Elizabeth Taylor