A Corner of Paradise

A Corner of Paradise

by Brian Thompson

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 04/07/2013

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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.

ISBN:
9781448156337
9781448156337
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
04-07-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House

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