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The Resource Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir, Penelope Lively

Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir, Penelope Lively

Label
Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir
Title
Dancing fish and ammonites
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Lively
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The beloved and bestselling author takes an intimate look back at a life of reading and writing. "The memory that we live with is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been." Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's terrain in fiction over a career that has spanned five decades. But she has only rarely given readers a glimpse into her influences and formative years. Dancing Fish and Ammonites traces the arc of Lively's life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain's twentieth century. She reflects on her early love of archeology, the fragments of the ancients that have accompanied her journey-including a shard of Egyptian ceramic depicting dancing fish and ammonites found years ago on a Dorset beach. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands"--
Summary
The award-winning author of Moon Tiger reflects on the influences that have shaped her literary life, from her early childhood in Cairo and boarding-school education in England to her love for archaeology and the sweeping changes in 20th-century Great Britain
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10273488
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lively, Penelope
Dewey number
  • 823.914
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lively, Penelope
  • Novelists, English
  • English literature
  • Autobiographical memory
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Target audience
adult
Label
Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir, Penelope Lively
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20151408
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780670016556
Lccn
2013036818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dancing fish and ammonites : a memoir, Penelope Lively
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20151408
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780670016556
Lccn
2013036818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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