By Elizabeth Taylor
Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's nice topics, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze at the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy seashore city that's been left in the back of by way of modernity. Tory, lately divorced, relies progressively more at the corporation of her buddies Robert, a physician, and Beth, a hectic writer of melodramatic novels. Prudence, Robert and Beth's daughter, disapproves of the intimacy that has grown among her mom and dad and Tory and the gossip it has woke up of their little neighborhood. because the novel proceeds, Taylor's view widens to absorb a number characters from bawdy, nosey Mrs. Bracey; to a widowed younger owner of the neighborhood waxworks, Lily Wilson; to the would-be artist Bertram--while the publication as a complete deals a superbly saw and written exam of the fictions round which we build our lives and deal with our losses.
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We lay beside each other in silence. The sound of his breathing was so soothing that I started feeling tired. Eventually, I gave in and closed my eyes. A few minutes later, Cole grabbed my hand, interlacing our fingers, and then I fell asleep. Chapter Two Oakley I woke up to Cole sitting up off the bed, causing it to dip, and making me roll onto my side. ” he said softly, grimacing. I shook my head and sat up, rubbing my tired eyes. Cole grinned. “Liar. Anyway your parents are coming over for dinner, so you don’t have to go home yet.
I regained control over my emotions and smiled against his chest. Being wrapped up in his arms was my favourite place to be. Cole didn’t care that I no longer spoke. He just cared about me and over the years I started to feel more for him. Eventually, after what seemed like hours yet still not long enough, I forced my head up to look at him. He grinned sheepishly: “You wanna ditch the rest of the day? ” That was a tactical move. He knew I loved ice cream and was using it to get himself out of trouble.
I nodded. If Cole looked like he was bored, I could always go home early. All I had to do was get my parents’ approval, but I would be with Cole and they trusted him so it shouldn’t be that hard. “Great, I’ll save a dance for ya,” he said, winking at me. Whoa. Guys didn’t wink at me all that often. I blushed and shifted in my seat uncomfortably, not liking that kind of attention. ” Cole snapped. Go already? I hadn’t even finished my milkshake or ice cream. I was about to shake my head until I noticed Cole’s face was tense with irritation.
A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor