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A Corner of Paradise: A love story (with the usual reservations) (Paperback)
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A Corner of Paradise: A love story (with the usual reservations) (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
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In 1973, Brian Thompson kissed the impossibly glamorous Elizabeth North for the first time, in a busy supermarket car park along the Leeds ring road. This is the story of the unexpectedly joyous consequences - ones to baffle many, not least themselves - until her death, aged 78. Both were writers, though they came from opposite ends of the social register - she an Admiral's daughter, he the descendant of unruly Cockney eccentrics. She was by nature a solitary, while he was loud, incurably facetious - and needy. From a tiny Harrogate terrace, to the deeply un-picturesque French farmhouse where they spent their summers, Brian and Liz battled their way to a heart-rending goodbye in an Oxford hospital ward. In many ways, their partnership was `an exercise in asymmetry' - yet, despite the conflicts, they emerge in this deeply-felt memoir as a couple who were lucky enough to find their corner of paradise in one another.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099581864
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A joyous, life-and-love-affirming account " -- Rachel Joyce * The Times *
"A portrait of love and grief, both witty and tender" * Independent *
"A beguiling mosaic of incidents and anecdotes... Writing of real charm and humour" * Sunday Times *
"Thompson is a terrific memoirist - wry, vivid and with one eye trained unforgivingly on his own failings... A beautifully written, deeply affecting book" * Daily Mail *
"A beguiling mosaic of anecdotes... Real charm and humour" -- Nick Rennison * Sunday Times *

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