Meeting Mrs Jenkins by Richard Burton

Before Meeting Mrs. Jenkins, by Richard Burton, was published as a book by Morrow in 1964, it first appeared in Vogue under the title, ‘Burton Writes of Taylor’. Meeting Mrs. Jenkins is best described on the inside jacket: “Richard Burton was born Richard Jenkins. Accordingly, it is the ‘beauteous’ Elizabeth Taylor Burton of whom he now writes. In three swift scenes—a house in Bel Air; a restaurant five years later, neither its name nor country or continent remembered; and finally Paris, first the Champs Elysees and then Fouquet’s—he achieves a remarkable portrait of both her person and her personality.”

The same year Burton wrote another book, A Christmas Story, also published by Morrow.