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The Blush\
The Blush
Author: Elizabeth Taylor
ISBN-13: 9780140161571
ISBN-10: 0140161570
Publication Date: 3/3/1987
Pages: 217
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back cover: In these short stories, first published in 1958, Elizabeth Taylor pursues the nuances of ordinary life with her usual dexterity. There's the upright Mrs.Allen who unwittingly provides an alibi for Mrs. Lacey, her "slackly corseted" home help; Emily who has written fluent and amusing letters to a distinguished novelist for ten years but descends into small talk when they meet; Katie, Natalie and Frances, preparing for their first dance amidst a cloud of talcum powder and bathroom giggles; and the strained conversation between ex-lovers Peter and Catherine at her childrens' seaside barbecue.

"Here Mrs. Taylor displays her gift - her quite extraordinary gift - for sheer situation - not a tale here fails to expand in the imagination of the reader." - Elizabeth Bowen.