➶ A Game of Hide and Seek Author Elizabeth Taylor – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

A Game of Hide and Seek Harriet And Vesey Meet When They Are Teenagers, And Their Love Is As Intense And Instantaneous As It Is Innocent But They Are Young All Life Still Lies Ahead Vesey Heads Off Hopefully To Pursue A Career As An Actor Harriet Marries And Has A Child, Becoming A Settled Member Of Suburban Society And Then Vesey Returns, The Worse For Wear, And With Him The Love Whose Memory They Have Both Sentimentally Cherished, And Even After So Much Has Happened It Cannot Be Denied But Things Are Not At All As They Used To Be Love, It Seems, Is Hardly Designed To Survive Life One Of The Finest Twentieth Century English Novelists, Elizabeth Taylor, Like Her Contemporaries Graham Greene, Richard Yates, And Michelangelo Antonioni, Was A Connoisseur Of The Modern World S Forsaken Zones Her Characters Are Real, People Caught Out By Their Own Desires And Decisions, And They Demand Our Attention The Be Stilled Suburban Backwaters She Sets Out To Explore Shimmer In Her Books With The Punishing Clarity Of A Desert Mirage.


10 thoughts on “A Game of Hide and Seek

  1. says:

    A teenage near romance has the chance of being rekindled twenty years later Twenty years too late This review gives away nothan is in the books s blurb, though the quotes section at the end is a little less subtle It is poignant and painful, occasionally funny, but never sentimental or saccharine Beautifully written, and i...


  2. says:

    In A Game of Hide and Seek Elizabeth Taylor has created a heartbreakingly poignant love story Though this is in no way a conventional girl meets boy happy ever after kind of love story I imagine the story was shaped largely by events in Elizabeth Taylor s own life and this shows in the absolutely exquisite writing and what feels for the reader, as an absolute authenticity Nicola Beauman author of The Other Elizabeth Taylor considers the character of Harriet along with that of Julia in At In A Game of Hide and Seek Elizabeth Taylor has created a heartbreakingly poignant love story Though this is in no way a conventional girl meets boy happy ever after kind of love story I imagine the story was shaped largely by events in Elizabeth Taylor s own life and this shows in the absolutely exquisite writing and what feels for the reader, as an absolute authenticity Nicola Beauman author of The Other Elizabeth Taylor con...


  3. says:

    Perfect love casteth out awkwardness The intro described this as a cross between Wuthering Heights and Persuasion Yeah I think I d rather read actual Bront and Austen yikes I couldn t make head nor tails of the love story in the beginning Of the why these two together And that just set anegative tone for the whole novel for me which I could never get over The writing was, however, very lovely and there was much to admire in the development of certain characters Hovering aroPerfect love casteth out awkwardness The intro described this as a cross between Wuthering Heights and Persuasion Yeah I think I d rather read actual Bront and Austen yikes I couldn t make head nor tails of the love story in the beginning Of the why these two together And that just set anegative tone for...


  4. says:

    I almost died of boredom.


  5. says:

    A Game of hide and Seek is the story of Harriet and Vesey who develop affectionate feelings for one another as children but fate plays a game of hide and seek with their lives.The novel has very strong character sketches The reader almost feels as if inside Harriet s head As for Vesey, I found myself warming to him as the novel nearly reaches its end Vesey is always the insensitive fellow, but Taylor explains how or why he is so towards the ending which made me love his character too Both Ha A Game of hide and Seek is the story of Harriet and Vesey who develop affectionate feelings for one another as children but fate plays a game of hide and seek with their lives.The novel has very strong character sketches The reader almost feels as if inside Harriet s head As for Vesey, I found myself warming to him as the novel nearly reaches its end Vesey is always the insensitive fellow, but Taylor explains how or why he is so toward...


  6. says:

    I happened upon Elizabeth Taylor, as I read that this novel was being republished and released last week I am glad I did because it was a quiet, lovely read The relationship is described and perhaps receives its best explanation in the beginning pages of this book The couple, Harriet and Vesey, are playing actually a real game of hide and seek with Vesey s young cousins, Harriet s surrogate family at their relaxed home on the edge of town Vesey and Harriet s friendship had grown here as they I happened upon Elizabeth Taylor, as I read that this novel was being republished and released last week I am glad I did because it was a quiet, lovely read The relationship is described and perhaps receives its best explanation in the beginning pages of this book The couple, Harriet and Vesey, are playing actually a real game of hide and seek with Vesey s young cousins, Harriet s surrogate family at their relaxed home on the edge of town Vesey and Harriet s friendship had grown here as they both had been welcomed by the Macmillan family through the years The description of their typical hide and seek game gives us a glimpse into the story of Harriet and Vesey as they sat quietly waiting to be found by the younger children The ticking of each heart, which they believed the other must ...


  7. says:

    Opening lines Sometimes in the long summer s evenings, which are so marked a part of our youth, Harriet and Vesey played hide and seek with the younger children, running across the tufted meadows, their shoes yellow with the pollen of buttercups.This is the love story between Harriet and Vesey, a love they captivated since their youth However, their lives take a different course and Harriet married another man But their love nevertheless persists even if this not brings a happy end to the stor Opening lines Sometimes in the long summer s ...


  8. says:

    My big problem here is that I don t think I understood the ending, which would make a difference, but here goes I didn t find this a love story at all, but a tragedy on multiple levels At the center are Harriet and Vesey, with their love thwarted by his summary dismissal from his aunt s house It was never clear to me that he had any intention of following through with rescuing her from her situation it later turns out he can barely take care of himself There s a later implication that h My big problem here is that I don t think I understood the ending, which would make a difference, but here goes I didn t find this a love story at all, but a tragedy on multiple levels At the center are Harriet and Vesey, with their love thwarted by his summary dismissal from his aunt s house It was never clear to me that he had any intention of following through with rescuing her from her situ...


  9. says:

    Elizabeth Taylor is best known for her novel Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, which in 2005 was made into a fine movie starring Joan Plowright And if you have seen that film or read that book you have experienced the mix of laughter, tears, indignation, and sympathy that Taylor s stories evoke.In A Game of Hide and Seek we meet Harriet and Vesey when they are 18, he casually cruel to hide his insecurity, she shy and fearful They are in love but they dare not express their feelings The closest th Elizabeth Taylor is best known for her novel Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont, which in 2005 was made into a fine movie sta...


  10. says:

    I am a bit puzzled by this book I loved all the characters I thought the main focus would be around the two lovers, but there actually is a complete cast of characters and each one of them is deep, recognizable and original The countryside domestic setting is depicted very skillfully and everything felt very near and real.Yet, I can t say that I enjoyed the main theme Harriet and Vesey s love story It is beautiful and true, but, personally, I wasn t particularly moved nor I sympathized wit I am a bit puzzled by this book I lo...


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