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Penelope Lively

3.56 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Penelope Lively
Family Album (2009)
3.23 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I found this novel which is basically a reminiscence of the various members of a large English family intriguing. Like a couple of the extraneous characters, I am fascinated by large families. Being an only child, I find the sibling relationship somewhat mysterious and very int...
How It All Began (2012)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I don't think I've read any Lively before, so maybe this is the only one of her books like this, but I found it too precious. It was interesting and she does lovely things with words, but I think she knows she does lovely things with words. I'm not really a huge fan of most postc...
Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir (2014)
3.58 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A lively little collection of personal essays by a wonderful writer. Most of her output has been novels and Moon Tiger won the Booker. Lively is aware that at age 80 she is going to have to slow down. But her pleasures are not diminished: she reflects on her love of literature...
Como Tudo Começou (2013)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: "But time does not end, and stories march in step with time. Equally, chaos theory does not assume an ending; the ripple effect goes on, and on. These stories do not end, but they spin away from one another, each on its own course."When Charlotte is mugged in the street one day a...
Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time (2013)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I've read several of her novels and one other memoir. She's a very interesting writer. She makes comments that at her age of 80, are insightful and personally helpful. The young person has the years go by so slowly because each one is a large part of their life; we see them go so...
Ammonites & Leaping Fish: A Dance in Time (2013)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This book was difficult to classify, although I filed it under biographies and it's subtitled "A Memoir". It's more of a musing of a life and one persons rather random observations. It was interesting and I really did enjoy the chapter on Memory. For the rest of it, while writ...
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