A Corner of Paradise : A Love Story (with the Usual Reservations) Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780099581864