Becoming Liz Taylor

Becoming Liz Taylor
WhenWednesday 12th June 2024 at 15:00
WhereThe Library, Sturminster Newton
Bath Road
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1EE

Event TypeTalks

BECOMING LIZ TAYLOR tells the story of Val, a seventy-two year old widow living in Weston-super-Mare, who spends her lonely evenings dressing up as the movie star Elizabeth Taylor. It seems to be a way of coping with the loss and trauma she experienced as a young woman. One day, when Val sees a pram left unattended on the seafront, on a whim she kicks off the brake and walks away with the baby.
Set in the present and the 1970s, BECOMING LIZ TAYLOR is an unforgettable story of a baby abduction, a vivid and touching depiction of love and loss.

‘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

**BECOMING LIZ TAYLOR has just been named as Winner of British Debut Novel at the 37th Festival du Premier Roman, Chambéry**

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 Masters degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, graduating with Distinction. She runs creative writing classes and has worked as a freelance editor. She loves cities, cinema and dance. She lives in Somerset.

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