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Penelope Lively


UK flag (1933 - )
Mother of Adam Lively

Penelope Lively's adult novel Moon Tiger won the Booker Prize. In addition, her children's book The Ghost of Thomas Kempe won the Carnegie Medal, and A Stitch in Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year award.
 
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Short stories
Revenant as Typewriter (1978)
Uninvited Ghosts [short story] (1981)


Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1974) : The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1977) : The Road to Lichfield
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1984) : According to Mark
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1987) : Moon Tiger
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : Family Album


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Penelope Lively recommends
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The Maid of Buttermere (1987)
Melvyn Bragg
"A vivid and erudite tour de force."
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An Experiment in Love (1995)
Hilary Mantel
"It is vivid. It is moving and entertaining in equal measures. Buy it and find out for yourself."
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Blame Hitler (1997)
Julian Rathbone
"A shrewd and intricate narrative by a skilful novelist."
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Larry's Party (1997)
Carol Shields
"A brilliant fictional reflection on what it may be like to be a man in the late twentieth century."
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Heaven Forbid (2002)
Christopher Hope
"A potent rendering of childhood."
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Those Who Save Us (2004)
Jenna Blum
"I was much impressed. A powerful evocation of terrible events, moving and persuasive. A remarkable first novel, with memorable characters."
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Only Human (2004)
Susie Boyt
"She has a deft touch... Boyt is a dab hand at dialogue... there is much here to enjoy."
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The Republic of Trees (2005)
Sam Taylor
"A bold debut . . . one wants to see what Taylor does next."
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22 Britannia Road (2011)
Amanda Hodgkinson
"A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good."

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