Last week my choice was a book of short stories by one of my favourite authors, the English writer Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975). I know that some readers much prefer a novel to a short story although I think that this writer is equally skilled at both.
This novel is about gentle and genteel Mrs Palfrey, recently widowed. It was made into a film starring Joan Plowright, (Baroness Olivier, the third wife of Sir Laurence Olivier) that captures the quality of the book exactly. Both book and film are a joy.
It's a territory that I know well - I've lived in London and know what a rainy Sunday afternoon in January can do to the spirit! Right from the start I really cared about Mrs Palfrey and wanted everything to go well for her. If you haven't read any of Elizabeth Taylor's books then I hope this will tempt you.
Thank you to Diane for hosting the weekly Tuesday Intros. Take a look at her Bibliophile by the Sea site to find out what other people are reading and recommending.