Blaming

Taylor, Elizabeth

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When Amy’s husband dies on holiday, she is supported by Martha, a young American novelist whose acquaintance Amy is reluctant to maintain on their return to England. But the skeins of their existence seem inextricably linked.

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‘How deeply I envy any reader coming to her for the first time!’ Elizabeth Jane Howard

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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 …

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‘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

Additional information

Weight 180 g
Dimensions 132 × 200 × 14 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

190

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K