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Life in the Garden

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  •  Life in the Garden
    Title: Life in the Garden
    Author: LIVELY PENELOPE
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 02/11/2017
    Imprint: FIG TREE
    Price: $35.00
    Publishing status: Active

    A Memoir of the celebrated novelist's own life in gardens in Eguypt & England, as well as a far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature.

    The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been readingand gardening.Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.

    ISBN: 9780241319628
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