Claudia Hampton is dying. As memories crowd in, she re-creates the mosiac of her life, her own story enmeshed with those of her brother, her lover and father of her daughter, and the centre of her life, Tom, her one great love both found and lost in the "mad fairyland" of war-torn Egypt.
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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)
Penelope Lively was born in Cairo in 1933. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her novels include Passing On, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister and Heat Wave, and many are published by Penguin.
Anthony Thwaite has published fourteen books of poems, including most recently A Move in the Weather (2003). He has taught in universities throughout the world, worked as a BBC radio producer, and is a former editor of The Listener and New Statesman. He is married to the biographer Ann Thwaite and in 1990 he received an OBE for services to poetry.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0088243
Book Description Penguin UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140099956
Book Description Penguin UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140099956 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0059587