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Life in the garden

Author: Penelope Lively
Publisher: [New York City] : Viking, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lively, Penelope, 1933-
Life in the garden.
[New York City] : Viking, 2018
(DLC) 2018013220
Named Person: Penelope Lively; Penelope Lively; Penelope Lively
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Lively
ISBN: 9780525558385 0525558381
OCLC Number: 1031051582
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Reality and Metaphor --
The Written Garden --
The Fashionable Garden --
Time, Order and the Garden --
Style and the Garden --
Town and Country.
Responsibility: Penelope Lively.

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"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." "--

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