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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

Penelope Lively

A dream house that is hiding something sinister; two women having lunch who share a husband; an old woman doing her weekly supermarket shop with a secret past that no one could guess; a couple who don't know each other at all...

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The Road To Lichfield
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The Road To Lichfield

Penelope Lively

The first novel from Penelope Lively, award-winning author of Moon Tiger .

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Life in the Garden
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Life in the Garden

Penelope Lively

A memoir of the author's life in gardens, and an exploration of gardens in literature.

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Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world... and in the process, my own'. But Claudia's life is entwined with...

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A Stitch in Time
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A Stitch in Time

Penelope Lively

Maria is always getting lost in the secret world of her imagination... A ghostly mystery and winner of the Whitbread Award,republished in the Collins Modern Classics range.

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 Special priceThe House in Norham Gardens
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The House in Norham Gardens

Penelope Lively

No 40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. In the junk room, Clare discovers the vividly painted shield which her great-grandfather, an eminent anthropologist, had brought back...

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Heat Wave
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Heat Wave

Penelope Lively

Pauline is spending the summer at World's End, a cottage somewhere in the middle of England. This year the adjoining cottage is occupied by her daughter Teresa and baby grandson Luke; and, of course, Maurice, the man Teresa...

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Life in the Garden
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Life in the Garden

Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens- the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset...

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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Penelope Lively

James' family has moved to a new cottage - with grounds that are great for excavations, and trees that are perfect for climbing - and stuff is happening. Stuff that is normally the kind of thing he does. And he's getting blamed...

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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

Penelope Lively

A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner. Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In such...

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Life in the Garden
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Life in the Garden

Lively, Penelope

From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing...

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A Stitch in Time
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A Stitch in Time

Penelope Lively

Maria is always getting lost in the secret world of her imagination... A ghostly mystery and winner of the Whitbread Award,republished in the Collins Modern Classics range.

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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

Penelope Lively

A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit. --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In such...

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Moon Tiger
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Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively, Anthony Thwaite

Claudia Hampton lies dying in hospital. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool, conventional daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost in...

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Consequences
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Consequences

Penelope Lively

In 1935, privileged misfit Lorna meets the love of her life. Falling for a pennyless and bohemian artist, Matt, she abandons her stuffy Kensington existence in London and moves to a rustic cottage in Somerset. A baby, Molly, is...

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Moon Tiger
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Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

Compelling, moving and eloquent, one of the great novels of the 20th century is brought to the stage for the first time. Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize, Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire.

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Moon Tiger
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Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively

Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world ...and in the process, my own'. And it is her story from a childhood just...

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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Penelope Lively

James' family has moved to a new cottage - with grounds that are great for excavations, and trees that are perfect for climbing - and stuff is happening. Stuff that is normally the kind of thing he does. And he's getting blamed...

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A House Unlocked
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A House Unlocked

Penelope Lively

Lively takes readers on a journey of her familial country house in England, purchased by her grandparents in 1923. As her narrative shifts from room, object to object, she paints a moving portrait of an era of rapid change and of...

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How It All Began
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How It All Began

Penelope Lively

When... Charlotte is mugged and breaks her hip, her daughter Rose cannot accompany her employer Lord Peters to Manchester, which means his niece Marion has to go instead, which means she sends a text to her lover which is...

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Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time
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Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time

Penelope Lively

Features meditations on what it is like to be old as well as on how memory shapes us.

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City of the Mind
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City of the Mind

Penelope Lively

In London's changing heartland, architect Matthew Halland is aware of how the past and the present blend. It stirs memories of his boyhood, the early years of his daughter Jane and the failed marriage that he has almost put behind...

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A House Unlocked
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A House Unlocked

Penelope Lively, Harry Brockway

The only child of divorced parents, the author was often sent to stay at her grandparents' country house Golsoncott. Years later, she began to piece together the lives of those she knew fifty years before. In this title, she...

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The Photograph
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The Photograph

Penelope Lively

Searching through a little-used cupboard at home, Glyn Peters chances upon a photograph he has never seen before. Taken in high summer, it shows his wife, Kath, holding hands with another man. Glyn's work as a historian should...

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Family Album
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Family Album

Penelope Lively

Allersmead is a big shabby Victorian suburban house. The perfect place to grow up for elegant Sandra, difficult Gina, destructive Paul, considerate Katie, clever Roger and flighty Clare. But was it?

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Treasures of Time
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Treasures of Time

Penelope Lively

Presents an acutely observed study of marriage and manipulation. This title tells the story of the dangers of digging up the dark secrets of the past.

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Making It Up
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Making It Up

Penelope Lively

New from the award-winning author of Moon Tiger comes a masterly crafted exploration of the myriad answers to the question, What if . . .

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Family Album
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Family Album

Penelope Lively

A novel of family intrigue from one of the most accomplished writers of fiction ( The Washington Post ), Family Album offers a measured, thoughtful look at how events of the past, both small and large, deeply inform the...

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Consequences
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Consequences

Penelope Lively

In 1935, privileged misfit Lorna meets the love of her life. Falling for a pennyless and bohemian artist, Matt, she abandons her stuffy Kensington existence in London and moves to a rustic cottage in Somerset. A baby, Molly, is...

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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir
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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

Penelope Lively

Rare personal reflections from one of our most talented writers (The New York Times Book Review) Look out for Penelope Lively's new book, The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's...

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Making It Up
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Making It Up

Penelope Lively

Examines alternative destinies, choices and the moments in our lives when we could have chosen a different path. The author takes moments from her own life and asks 'what if' she had made other choices: what if she hadn't escaped...

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The Photograph
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The Photograph

Penelope Lively

Lively is a grande dame of British letters whose novels have attracted readers of Ian McEwan and Iris Murdoch--as well as those enthralled by her insight into relationships and family. The Photograph brings her talents into a...

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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived
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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived

Penelope Lively

An autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Egypt up to, and...

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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
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The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories

Penelope Lively

'You are in the hands of a master' Daily Mail 'Thoughtful, intelligent and light of touch... Lively has the gift, rare and wonderful, of being able to peel back the layers one by one and set them before us, translucent and...

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Spiderweb
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Spiderweb

Penelope Lively

Booker Prize-winning author Penelope Lively has written a suspenseful novel about a fiercely independent woman who must finally confront her conflicting needs for solitude and human companionship.

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Family Album
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Family Album

Penelope Lively

A novel of family intrigue from one of the most accomplished writers of fiction ( The Washington Post ), Family Album offers a measured, thoughtful look at how events of the past, both small and large, deeply inform the...

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Dancing Fish and Ammonites
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Dancing Fish and Ammonites

Penelope Lively

The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been.

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Moon Tiger
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Moon Tiger

Lively, Penelope, Ruth Urquhart

HighBridge Audio presents Penelope Lively's Man Booker Prize-winning novel Moon Tiger.

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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir
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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

Penelope Lively, Kelly Birch

The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been.

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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir
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Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

Penelope Lively, Kelly Birch

The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been.

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Life in the Garden
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Life in the Garden

Lively, Penelope

From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing...

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The Pyramid: With an introduction by Penelope Lively
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The Pyramid: With an introduction by Penelope Lively

William Golding, Penelope Lively

Oliver is eighteen and wants to enjoy himself before going to university. But this is the 1920s and he lives in Stilbourne, a small English country town where everyone knows what everyone else is getting up to, and where love,...

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The Photograph
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The Photograph

Penelope Lively

Lively is a grande dame of British letters whose novels have attracted readers of Ian McEwan and Iris Murdoch--as well as those enthralled by her insight into relationships and family. The Photograph brings her talents into a...

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How It All Began
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How It All Began

Penelope Lively

When retired schoolteacher Charlotte Rainsford is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of friends and strangers alike - a marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed...

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Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Whispering Knights
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Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 4:: The Whispering Knights

Penelope Lively

Word count 17,100

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Soeur de Cleopatre
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Soeur de Cleopatre

Penelope Lively

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Le fantome de Thomas Kempe
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Le fantome de Thomas Kempe

Penelope Lively

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A House Unlocked
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A House Unlocked

Penelope Lively

Lively takes readers on a journey of her familial country house in England, purchased by her grandparents in 1923. As her narrative shifts from room, object to object, she paints a moving portrait of an era of rapid change and of...

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