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Sep 26, 2006
| ISBN 9780143037842
Sep 26, 2006
| ISBN 9781440627224
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Sep 26, 2006 | ISBN 9780143037842
Sep 26, 2006 | ISBN 9781440627224
Look out for Penelope Lively’s new book, The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories.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 birthplace, at the outbreak of World War II? What would her life have been like if she’d married someone else? From a hillside in Italy to an archaeological dig, the author explores the stories that could have been hers, fashioning a sublime dance between reality and imagination that confirms her reputation as a singular talent.
Penelope Lively’s adult novel Moon Tiger won the Booker Prize. In addition, her children’ s book The Ghost of Thomas Kempe won the Carnegie Medal, and A Stitch in Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year award.
Nobody writes more astutely or affectingly about [love]… than Penelope Lively. (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post)Making It Up display[s] Lively’s incisive prose style, her wit, and, above all, her agile imagination. (Entertainment Weekly)
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