Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is a prolific British author known for her fiction for both children and adults. She was born on March 17, 1933, in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to England as a child. Lively has received numerous accolades for her work, including the Booker Prize for her novel 'Moon Tiger' in 1987. Her writing often explores themes such as memory, history, and the passage of time. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012 for her services to literature.


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  1. 1. Moon Tiger

    "Moon Tiger" is a profound exploration of memory and history, narrated by a dying historian, Claudia Hampton, who decides to write a history of the world, but it turns out to be her own history as well. The narrative moves back and forth in time, reflecting Claudia's fragmented memories, and delves into her past relationships, particularly a passionate love affair in Egypt during World War II. The novel explores themes of love, war, the fluidity of time, and the subjective nature of history.