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B LIVELY
Descript.
198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents
Introduction -- Reality and Metaphor -- The Written Garden -- The Fashionable Garden -- Time, Order and the Garden -- Style and the Garden -- Town and Country.
Summary
"From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and life Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. 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 the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom. "Her body of work proves that certain themes never go out of fashion," writes the New York Times Book Review, as true of this beautiful volume as of the rest of the Lively canon. Now in her eighty-fourth year, Lively muses, "To garden is to elide past, present, and future; it is a defiance of time." "-- Provided by publisher.
Note
Includes index.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780525558378 (hardback)
0525558373 (hardback)
Call #
FIC LIV
Descript.
197 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents
The purple swamp hen --Abroad --The row --Who do you think you were? --Old as the hills --A biography --The weekend --License to kill --Mrs.Bennet --Lorna and Tom --Point of view --DIY --The bridge --Theory of mind --The third wife.
Summary
"A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author of How It All Began In such acclaimed novels as The Photograph, Family Album, and How It All Began, Penelope Lively has captivated readers with her singular blend of wisdom, elegance, and humor. Now, in her first story collection in decades, Lively takes up themes of history, family, and relationships across varied and vividly rendered settings. In the title story, a Mediterranean purple swamp hen chronicles the secrets and scandals of Quintus Pompeius's villa, culminating with his narrow escape from the lava and ash of Vesuvius. "Abroad" captures the low point of an artist couple's tumultuous European road trip, trapped in a remote Spanish farmhouse and forced to paint a family mural and pitch in with chores to pay for repairs to their broken-down car. Other stories reveal friends and lovers in fateful moments of indiscretion, discovery, and even retribution--as in "The Third Wife," when a woman learns her husband to be a serial con artist and turns a house hunting trip into an elaborately staged revenge trap"-- Provided by publisher.
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Lively, Penelope, 1933- Purple swamp hen.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Abroad.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Row.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Who do you think you were?
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Old as the hills.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Biography.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Weekend.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- License to kill.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Mrs. Bennet.
Lively, Penelope, 1933- Lorna and Tom.
ISBN/ISSN
9780735222038 (hardback)
0735222037 (hardback)
Call #
FIC LIV
Edition
1st American ed.
Descript.
229 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary
The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant to reinvent his life.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780670023448
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