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Elizabeth Taylor published, during the mid to late twentieth century, twelve novels, four collections of short stories, and a handful of essays. As a writer of high calibre whose favourite effects are built on understatement and irony, she has been persistently undervalued by commentators.
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3 July 1912 Elizabeth Coles (later ET) was born at 71 Wantage Road, Reading, in Berkshire, a town where both of her parents' families lived. She was the elder of two children; the other was a younger brother. Bibliographic Citation link.
By June 1957 ET published Angel, a novel about the career of a best-selling novelist, a fantasy-dweller in flight from actuality. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 November 1975 ET died of cancer at her home in Penn; her husband outlived her, and married again. Bibliographic Citation link.
By September 1976 The year following ET's death, her husband posthumously published Blaming. She had known that this would be her last novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
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