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But Claudia's life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary; Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter; and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt.
'Leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away' Anne Tyler
'A complex tapestry of great subtlety. Lively writes so well, savouring the words as she goes.' Daily Telegraph
'Very clever: evocative, thought-provoking and hangs on the mind long after it is finished.' Literary Review
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||6th August 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, The Evergreens,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Penelope Lively grew up in Egypt but settled in England after the war and took a degree in history at St Anne's College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. She was married to the late Professor Jack Lively, has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren, and lives in Oxfordshire and London.Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; once in 1977 for ...More About Penelope Lively