By Penelope Lively
Rare own reflections from “one of our so much gifted writers” (The ny instances booklet Review)
Memory and heritage were Penelope Lively’s terrain in fiction all through a occupation that has spanned 5 many years. during this “funny, clever, and poignant” (Los Angeles Times) memoir, she deals a glimpse into her impacts and early life, in addition to a view of what lifestyles seems like from the vantage aspect of 80 years. energetic strains the arc of her personal lifestyles, from early formative years in Cairo to boarding college in England to the sweeping social alterations of Britain’s 20th century. She displays on her early love of archaeology, and at the fragments of the ancients that experience observed her trip. She additionally takes an intimate glance again at a existence dedicated to books and writes insightfully approximately getting older.