The Visits of Elizabeth

Elinor Glyn


I was unfamiliar with the work of Elinor Glyn, until my friend Mary Ronan Drew suggested this book. I’m so glad she did. This delightful account of a beautiful, naive ingenue who makes the rounds of her mother’s friends is a delightful tongue in cheek look at the upper class during the Edwardian period.

Elizabeth visits various settings France and England, breaking hearts and having a delightful time, all the while making insightful observations about the French and the English in her letters to her mother. It was so much fun, I have ordered the sequel.