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Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time A Memoir That Addresses Ageing, Memory, Time And A Life In The 20th Century, By One Of Our Greatest Writers, Penelope Lively This Is Not Quite A Memoir Rather, It Is The View From Old Age And A View Of Old Age Itself, This Place At Which We Arrive With A Certain Surprise Ambushed, Or So It Can Seem One Of The Few Advantages Of Age Is That You Can Report On It With A Certain Authority You Are A Native Now, And Know What Goes On Here In This Charming But Powerful Memoir, Penelope Lively Reports From Beyond The Horizon Of Old Age She Describes What Old Age Feels Like For Those Who Have Arrived There And Considers The Implications Of This New Demographic She Looks At The Context Of A Life And Times, The History And Archaeology That Is Actually Being Made As We Live Out Our Lives In Real Time, In Her Case World War II Post War Penny Pinching Britain The Suez Crisis The Cold War And Up To The Present Day She Examines The Tricks And Truths Of Memory She Looks Back Over A Lifetime Of Reading And Writing And Finally She Looks At Her Identifying Cargo Of Possessions Two Ammonites, A Cat, A Pair Of American Ducks And A Leaping Fish Sherd, Amongst Others This Is An Elegant, Moving And Deeply Enjoyable Memoir By One Of Our Most Loved Writers.


About the Author: Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger.Her other books include Going Back Judgement Day Nex



10 thoughts on “Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time

  1. says:

    Grey PowerOur idea of a person derives from the ancient Greek conceept of the prosopon, the mask worn by actors in the theatres of Attica The Romans, litigious folk that they were, put this idea to work in law Persona for them was a legal designation of an entity with


  2. says:

    I learned Penelope Lively s three favourite novels are What Daisy Knew by Henry James, The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford and The Inheritors by William Golding I d like to say I learned lots of interest from Lively but I m afraid I didn t I was often rather bored by her musin


  3. says:

    After reading Dancing Fish and Amonites I feel like I ve been on a retreat for a few days with an especially erudite friend talking the days away while taking a ramble on this or that trail, enjoying cups of tea and perhaps a glass of wine or two by the fire as we share our histories an


  4. says:

    The subtitle of this book is A Memoir But it is not a memoir in the traditional sense of covering a person s life chronologically In fact, the author says in this book that she has no interest in writing that kind of memoir.Rather it is a book of musings and reminiscences about her life, largely


  5. says:

    I began on a spring morning in the Anglo American Hospital in Zamalek, which was a residential suburb on Gezira, the island in Cairo s Nile 17 March 1933 Elsewhere, things were going on that would lead to turmoil in North Africa in a few years time my parents lives would be affected, and mine, but th


  6. says:

    I wondered if I was a fraud of some sort for wanting to read the memoir of a writer for whom I actually haven t read any of her books I ve hovered around her, intrigued by her novels when I worked with them in the bookstore, but failed until now to actually commit to one.But I m glad to have read her memoir befor


  7. says:

    This was a memoir I had to read for many reasons Lively has long been one of my favorite novelists, a Booker Prize winner although her Booker Prize winner, Moon Tiger, is very good, it is by no means my favorite of her work , the female author I ve read of than any other over a lifetime of reading Indeed, I fondly


  8. says:

    A beautiful memoir of aging, reading, writing, family, history Penelope Lively sat down to write about the things that have been most important to her She was 80 at the time of writing, and although her body is breaking down and often painful, her mind is as sharp as ever, and as she says memory is the mind s triumph over time She


  9. says:

    Years ago Penelope Lively surprised me with Moon Tiger, a fine autobiographical exploration of the past by a rather eccentric and unreliable female narrator It seemed to me that Lively had made it her trademark in literature to explore the vigour and reality of the past, because the theme is also dealt with in other books of her This bookl


  10. says:

    More musing than memoir, Penelope Lively writes of aging, memory, reading and the role of history in our lives Since these are all topics that fascinate me, and because I ve recently come to enjoy her fiction writing, I was enchanted and charmed by these essays.I cannot claim Lively as a contemporary as I am neither 80 nor English, but I do believe


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