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Life in the Garden
  • ISBN: 9780241982181
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

Life in the Garden

Penelope Lively

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This book is partly a memoir of Penelope Lively’s 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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