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Penelope Lively - Family Album

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In her 16th novel, Family Album Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively paints a delightful picture of family life somewhere (or indeed anywhere) in Britain. Nine people live in a vast house and the children have a shared if (as we discover later) somewhat  unorthodox upbringing. Everything may seem quite normal, however like the house relationships are cracking at the seams. As Ms. Lively tells Nicky Barranger, the children, now grown up have a need to remember their childhood in a different way.
Also, in a separate interview Penelope Lively explains how the art of writing has for her changed over the years.

In her 16th novel, Family Album Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively paints a delightful picture of family life somewhere (or indeed anywhere) in Britain. Nine people live in a vast house and the children have a shared if (as we discover later) somewhat  unorthodox upbringing. Everything may seem quite normal, however like the house relationships are cracking at the seams. As Ms. Lively tells Nicky Barranger, the children, now grown up have a need to remember their childhood in a different way.

Also, in a separate interview Penelope Lively explains how the art of writing has for her changed over the years.



 


Penelope Lively

Family Album

Penelope Lively talks about her new book Family Album in which nine people all live together in a vast home somewhere in Britain.

Everything may seem quite normal. However, like the house relationships are cracking at the seams. As Ms. Lively tells Nicky Barranger, the children, now grown up have a need to remember their childhood in a different way.

 

...Penelope Lively explains how the art of writing has for her changed over the years.

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Penelope Lively - Family Album

 

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