Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

Penelope Lively


Rare own reflections from “one of our such a lot proficient writers” (The ny occasions e-book Review)

Memory and historical past were Penelope Lively’s terrain in fiction all through a profession that has spanned 5 a long time. during this “funny, shrewdpermanent, and poignant” (Los Angeles Times) memoir, she deals a glimpse into her impacts and early life, in addition to a view of what existence appears like from the vantage element of 80 years. energetic lines the arc of her personal lifestyles, from early early life in Cairo to boarding institution in England to the sweeping social alterations of Britain’s 20th century. She displays on her early love of archaeology, and at the fragments of the ancients that experience followed her trip. She additionally takes an intimate glance again at a lifestyles dedicated to books and writes insightfully approximately getting older.

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