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Verified Purchase. Elizabeth Taylor's novels are a delight, so I thought I'd try this collection of her short stories. It's a large volume, but perfect for reading on a Kindle. The author's insights are startling in their clarity, across the generations, whether it is children at the centre of a story, or a discontented wife-and-mother, or older people facing the limitations of life.
Mostly you feel the interactions of her characters, and recognise the truth she reveals in her writing. It's said that Elizabeth Taylor wrote about the better-off, the middle classes - this was what she knew, after all - but don't dismiss her for that reason. It is the people who interest her, more than their social position, and her stories are not altogether comfortable. Sometimes a little humour, sometimes very painful, sometimes unresolved and disturbing - always true to life. The problem was that her books were hard to get.