By Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor, hugely acclaimed writer of vintage novels reminiscent of Angel, A online game of disguise and search and Mrs Palfrey on the Claremont, can also be popular for her robust, acutely saw tales. the following for the 1st time, the tales - together with a few only in the near past rediscovered - are amassed in a single quantity. From the awkward passions of lonely holiday-makers to the anticipation of 3 tuition buddies getting ready for his or her first dance, from the minor jealousies and triumphs of marriage to stories of outsiders suffering to conform to the genteel English geographical region, with a fragile, witty contact Elizabeth Taylor illuminates the nuances of normal lives.
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Kosygin drains his wineglass, decides to ignore the implied criticism. “We don’t have the resources to waste. ” He grins wolfishly. ” The colonel nods, then does a double take, punch-drunk. ” “Well, it isn’t a fucking horse,” says Kosygin. He slides a big glossy photograph across his blotter toward the colonel. ” The colonel blinks in confusion as he tries to make sense of the thing at the center of the photograph. The premier watches his face, secretly amused: confusion is everybody’s first reaction to the thing in the photograph.
COMMITTEE PROCESS The cherry trees are in bloom in Washington DC, and Gregor perspires in the summer heat. He has grown used to the relative cool of London, and this unaccustomed change of climate has disoriented him. Jet lag is a thing of the past—a small mercy—but there are still adjustments to make. Because the disk is flat, the daylight source—polar flares from an accretion disk inside the axial hole, the scientists call it, which signifies nothing to most people—grows and shrinks the same wherever you stand.
He glances up at her. ” Maddy shrugs. “I was just a kid when it happened. But I saw the moon, some nights. ” He nods. “Not like some of the kids these days. ” she asks. “Whether they’re all as massive as this one. What they could be made of. ” He shrugs. “Don’t ask me, I’m just a bug-hunter. ” He chuckles. ” The comrade colonel laughs uneasily. He’s forty-three and still slim and boyish-looking, but carries a quiet melancholy around with him like his own personal storm cloud. “I was very busy all the time,” he says with a self-deprecating little shrug.
Complete Short Stories (Virago Modern Classics) by Elizabeth Taylor