Tag Archives: Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont

The Guardian’s 100 Best Novels by Robert McCrum, August 2015: two years in the making, 400 years in the writing…

      Still feeling bereft at having finished “Middlemarch” and determined to go the whole hog with more of those classic reads, when along comes another grandiose book list. Will this one stop the Sunday Times’ list from resting … Continue reading

Posted in Book Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

“Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont” by Elizabeth Taylor (1971) – book review

More of the dubious joys of growing older, and not necessarily disgracefully so. This time it’s the genteel daily grind of mannish yet magnificently assured and unruffled Mrs P.  Recently widowed, and decidedly distant from daughter Jane, who is “noisy … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books on the Big Screen | Tagged , | 6 Comments