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Becoming Liz Taylor with Elizabeth Delo

12 June @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Elizabeth will talk about how she came to write Becoming Liz Taylor, the inspiration behind the story, the research she undertook, and why she chose to set it in Weston-super-Mare. She will explore the theme of loss in the novel, and the connection between grief, memory and stories.

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.

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


12 June
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sturminster Newton Literary Festival
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Sturminster Newton Library
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Sturminster Newton, DT10 1EH
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