The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

by Elizabeth Taylor, David Baddiel

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ISBN-13: 9780748131600
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 11/03/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 342 KB

About the Author

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) was born in Reading, Berkshire and spent much of her life in Penn, Buckinghamshire. She is one of the most acclaimed British novelists of the twentieth century.

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Sleeping Beauty 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tzelman on LibraryThing 26 days ago
English seaside study of lonely people, varieties of and reasons for. A drier, soberer Barbara Pym.
arubabookwoman on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Vinny, a middle-aged bachelor, visits a small seaside town to comfort a friend whose husband, a former MP, has just died. While there, he sees a beautiful woman walking on the beach, and immediately falls in love. Will the problems in her past, and a mystery woman in Vinny's past keep them apart?In the meantime, the widow believes Vinny is falling in love with her, as she bets on the horses and undergoes various beauty treatments in an attempt to recapture the past. In addition, her son is falling in love with a totally inappropriate nanny.This was a quick and pleasurable read, although I don't think it was one of Taylor's best. (Read Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont if you read only one book by her). Taylor reminds me of Barbara Pym, but she is not as kind to her characters as Pym.3 stars