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Penelope Lively
Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won both the Booker Prize (Moon Tiger, 1987) and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, 1973).Bio from Wikipedia, the free... show more



Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won both the Booker Prize (Moon Tiger, 1987) and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, 1973).Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Miyagawa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: March 17, 1933
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
I began on a spring morning in the Anglo-American Hospital in Zamalek, which was a residential suburb on Gezira, the island in Cairo’s Nile; 17 March 1933. Elsewhere, things were going on that would lead to turmoil in North Africa in a few years’ time; my parents’ lives would be affected, and mine, ...
shannonblackman
shannonblackman rated it 2 years ago
4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this fantasy novel. It has great characters and writing. I loved the relationship between the main characters and the challenges they faced in being together. Thankful that external forces fighting against them wasn't a third party in the way of a love triangle. The c...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
The current of this book takes on that of the butterfly effect, being that one seemingly small event can alter the course of proceeding events, in unforeseen and often sizable ways. It's an easy read, but might elicit food for thought on your own deeds and actions, whether they be those of commissio...
Anfenwick
Anfenwick rated it 6 years ago
It's odd how the children in books are quite often techno-geeks, or science geeks, or sports mad, or even, in a few cases, artistic. They're hardly ever history geeks and books are hardly ever written for history geek kids. This book might well be the exception. Maria has a natural talent for histor...
the reader of books
the reader of books rated it 6 years ago
I loved it! Read it. Initially, I disliked Claudia while admiring her -- she is intelligent and outspoken, but she is more concerned with people in theory than in practice. She embarks upon a career as an historian because she is insatiably curious about the multitude of untold stories throughout hi...
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