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Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively

·3.65·36,995 Ratings
“ Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ” ― Rumi
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  • In Search of a Homeland: The Story of the Aeneid

    ·3.8·124 Ratings
    A glorious gift book from an award-winning storyteller and a much lauded illustrator, who evoke the high drama of mythical Greece and the prehistory of Rome in this retelling of "The Aeneid." Taking his old father on his back and his young son by the hand
  • The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

    ·3.88·1,382 Ratings
    When James and his family move to an ancient cottage in Oxfordshire, odd things start happening. Doors crash open, and strange signs appear, written in an archaic hand. James finds that the ghost is the spirit of Thomas Kempe.
  • Treasures of Time

    ·3.45·137 Ratings
    Treasures of Time is the twelfth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively, a spellbinding story of the dangers of digging up the dark secrets of the past. This edition features an introduction by Selina Hastings. Penguin Decades bring you the
  • According to Mark

    ·3.58·269 Ratings
    Mark Lamming is happily married--until he falls for the lovely daughter of his latest biography subject. Nothing can prepare him for the ensuing circumstances in this witty novel of memory and expectations.
  • Spiderweb

    ·3.41·358 Ratings
    At age sixty-five, retired anthropologist Stella Brentwood buys a cottage in Somerset, England, and slowly acquires neighbors, a dog, and a professional curiosity about the country village where she intends to settle and put down roots for the first time.
  • Judgment Day

    ·3.73·197 Ratings
    Penelope Lively is one of England's greatest living writers, whom The New York Times Book Review has called "blessed with the gift of being able to render matters of great import with a breath, a barely audible sigh, a touch. The result is wonderful writi
  • Heat Wave

    ·3.78·646 Ratings
    In her most accomplished and appealing novel since the Booker Prize-winning Moon Tiger, acclaimed author Penelope Lively tells an emotionally powerful, beautifully wrought story of love and marital infidelity through the eyes of a mother whose daughter's
  • City of the Mind

    ·3.61·357 Ratings
    Matthew Halland is an architect, intimately involved with the new face of the city, while haunted by earlier times of destruction and loss in its history. Although he is divorced and lonely, Matthew has a rich and moving relationship with his daughter Jan
  • Making it Up

    ·3.47·501 Ratings
    Hailed by critics as a benchmark in a career full of award-winning achievements, Making It Up is Penelope Lively's answer to the oft-asked question, "How much of what you write comes from your own life?" What if Lively hadn't escaped from Egypt, her birth
  • Consequences

    ·3.57·1,728 Ratings
    The Booker Prize-winning author's first novel since The Photograph is a sweeping saga of three generations of women, their lives, and loves A chance meeting in St. James's Park begins young Lorna and Matt's intense relationship. Wholly in love, they leav
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