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Ammonites and leaping fish : a life in time, Penelope Lively

Label
Ammonites and leaping fish : a life in time
Title
Ammonites and leaping fish
Title remainder
a life in time
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Lively
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise - ambushed, or so it can seem. One of the few advantages of age is that you can report on it with a certain authority; you are a native now, and know what goes on here.' In this charming but powerful memoir, Penelope Lively reports from beyond the horizon of old age. She describes what old age feels like for those who have arrived there and considers the implications of this new demographic. She looks at the context of a life and times, the history and archaeology that is actually being made as we live out our lives in real time, in her case World War II; post war penny-pinching Britain; the Suez crisis; the Cold War and up to the present day. She examines the tricks and truths of memory. She looks back over a lifetime of reading and writing. And finally she looks at her identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others. This is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1933-
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Lively, Penelope
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lively, Penelope
  • Old age
  • Novelists, English
  • Women novelists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Ammonites and leaping fish : a life in time, Penelope Lively
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052184829
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241146385
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855703234
Label
Ammonites and leaping fish : a life in time, Penelope Lively
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052184829
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241146385
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855703234

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