Dancing Fish and Ammonites

Dancing Fish and Ammonites

A Memoir

Large Print - 2014
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"The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been." Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's terrain in fiction over a career that has spanned five decades. But she has only rarely given readers a glimpse into her influences and formative years. Dancing Fish and Ammonites trace the arc of Lively's life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain's twentieth century. She reflects on her early love of archeology, the fragments of the ancients that have accompanied her journey--including a shard of Egyptian ceramic depicting dancing fish and ammonites found years ago on a Dorset beach. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781628990546
1628990546
Branch Call Number: 823.914 LIV LP
Characteristics: 239 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.

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haileyj
Jan 23, 2016

I always like to read about how an author has lived their own life and how they have been able to draw from that to produce the fiction they create. Ms. Lively did lead an interesting life and her telling it from her own perspective was worth reading.

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