A Corner of Paradise : A Love Story (with the Usual Reservations), Paperback

A Corner of Paradise : A Love Story (with the Usual Reservations) Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099581864



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