Elizabeth Taylor is increasingly recognised as one of the best British writers of the 20th century.

She wrote her first book, At Mrs Lippincote’s, during the war, and this was followed by 11 further novels and a children’s book, Mossy Trotter. Her acclaimed short stories appeared in leading magazine publications such as Vogue, the New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar.

Elizabeth Taylor

All nominated books

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont