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Life in the Garden

Life in the Garden

Author: Penelope Lively
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The two central activities in my life - alongside writing - have been reading and 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241319628
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Fig Tree
  • : June 2017
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Penelope Lively
  • : 208