The Soul Of Kindness

Description

"Here I am!" Flora called to Richard as she went downstairs. For a second, Meg felt disloyalty. It occurred to her of a sudden that Flora was always saying that, and that it was in the tone of one giving a lovely present. She was bestowing herself.' The soul of kindness is what Flora believes herself to be. Tall, blonde and beautiful, she appears to have everything under control -- her home, her baby, her husband Richard, her friend Meg, Kit, Meg's brother, who has always adored Flora, and Patrick the novelist and domestic pet. Only the bohemian painter Liz refuses to become a worshipper at the shrine. Flora entrances them all, dangling visions of happiness and success before their spellbound eyes. All are bewitched by this golden tyrant, all conspire to protect her from what she really is. All, that is, except the clear-eyed Liz: it is left to her to show them that Flora's kindness is the sweetest poison of them all.

Details

Author(s)
Elizabeth Taylor, Philip Hensher
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
133 x 200 x 16mm | 170g
Publication date
10 May 2010
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
0
ISBN10
1844086569
ISBN13
9781844086566
Bestsellers rank
137,147