Highly acclaimed as both novelist and short story writer, Elizabeth Taylor was celebrated for her witty and acutely observed stories of ordinary life.
Joanna Tope reads The Idea of Age, the first of three short stories to be broadcast over the coming weeks in celebration of the author's birth a century ago. In this sensuous tale, Taylor captures the dreamlike intensity of adolescent experience. A young girl basks in the warmth of one particularly idyllic Summer holiday, during which the first stirrings of love and loss are savoured.
Produced by Amanda Hargreaves.