Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor: a bleak but incisive novel

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A subtly written book that’s very sharp about human nature. I was however hoping for something more light-hearted and vibrant, but those sections were few and far between. The picture of advancing age, vulnerability and approaching death, as well as the small but significant betrayals of family and friends, is essentially a grim one. It left me feeling very bleak.

3 out of 5 stars

Anne Brooke Books

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