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Becoming Liz Taylor
Becoming Liz Taylor

Becoming Liz Taylor



352 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $27.99 (US $27.99) (CA $37.99)

Publication Date: April 2024

ISBN 9781838958053

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Apr 2024)
Atlantic Books

Price: $27.99


An unforgettable story of baby abduction, which examines motherhood, grief and the legacy of melancholy.

Val, a widow living in Weston-super-Mare, spends lonely evenings dressing up as the movie star Elizabeth Taylor. It seems to be a way of coping with the loss and sadness she has experienced in her life. One day, when Val sees a pram left unattended on the seafront, on a whim she kicks off the brake and walks away with it...

Set in the present and the 1970s, Becoming Liz Taylor is a vivid and touching depiction of love, loss and bereavement - thought-provoking, moving fiction for fans of Rachel Joyce, Emma Healey and Ruth Hogan.


'A truly compelling read and tackles the subject of loss and grief with brutal honesty and poignant sensitivity. It's such an accomplished and memorable debut full of heart and heartbreak - an absolute corker for reading groups!' Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things

Author Biography

Elizabeth Delo trained as a teacher and has worked in schools in London, Birmingham, Paris and Somerset. After writing fiction in her spare time for many years, Elizabeth took a break from teaching to do a master's degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, graduating with Distinction. She runs creative writing classes and has worked as a freelance editor. Elizabeth has a degree in French from Goldsmiths in London. She has traveled in Europe, Asia and the United States, but always returns to her beloved France. She loves cities, cinema and dance.