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The Other Elizabeth Taylor

by Nicola Beauman

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ISBN 9781906462109

This is the first biography of one of the most important English writers of the last century. Betty Coles became Elizabeth Taylor upon her marriage in 1936. Her first novel At Mrs Lippincote's appeared in the same year (1945) as the actress Elizabeth Taylor was starring in National Velvet. Over the next thirty years, 'the other Elizabeth Taylor' lived and worked in Buckinghamshire and published a dozen novels and numerous short stories. Nicola Beauman's biography draws on a wealth of hitherto undiscovered material.

Nicola Beauman is the author of A Very Great Profession: The Woman's Novel 1914-39 (1983), Cynthia Asquith (1987) and Morgan: a Life of EM Forster (1993). She founded Persephone Books in 1998.

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