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A Game of Hide and Seek (Hardback)
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With a cover design by Celia Birtwell During summer games of hide-and-seek Harriet falls in love with Vesey and his elusive, teasing ways. When he goes to Oxford she cherishes his photograph and waits for the letter that never comes. Then Charles enters her life, and Harriet stifles her imaginings. With a husband and daughter, she excels at respectability: ornaments on the mantlepiece, remembered birthdays and jars of lilac. But when Vesey reappears, her marriage seems to melt away. Harriet is older, it is much too late, but she is still in love with him. First published in 1958, this is Elizabeth Taylor's subtlest and finest work.

Fiction & Poetry >> Modern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 01/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9781844085293  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The story of an abortive love affair, frustrated first by adolescent awkwardness, and later by middle-class propriety. Elizabeth Taylor's talent is for evoking a subtle kind of everyday heartbreak, no less devastating for its ordinariness, which she does as much through humour as anything else, leaving a bittersweet sense of absurdity of English middle-class life. - Gayle

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