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Penelope Livelys Booker Prize winning classic, Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire.Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying.But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a history of the world . . . and in the process, my own. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudias life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt.Leaves its traces in the air long after youve put it away Anne TylerA complex tapestry of great subtlety. Lively writes so well, savouring the words as she goes Daily TelegraphVery clever: evocative, thought-provoking and hangs on the mind long after it is finished Literary ReviewPenelope 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 Next to Nature, Art Perfect Happiness Passing On City of the Mind Cleopatras Sister Heat Wave Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt Spiderweb her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked The Photograph Making It Up Consequences Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Years Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

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Penelope Livelys Booker Prize winning classic, Moon Tiger is a haunting story of loss and desire.Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying.But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a history of the world . . . and in the process, my own. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudias life is entwined with others and she must allow those who knew her, loved her, the chance to speak, to put across their point of view. There is Gordon, brother and adversary Jasper, her untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool conventional daughter and then there is Tom, her one great love, found and lost in wartime Egypt.Leaves its traces in the air long after youve put it away Anne TylerA complex tapestry of great subtlety. Lively writes so well, savouring the words as she goes Daily TelegraphVery clever: evocative, thought-provoking and hangs on the mind long after it is finished Literary ReviewPenelope 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 Next to Nature, Art Perfect Happiness Passing On City of the Mind Cleopatras Sister Heat Wave Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt Spiderweb her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked The Photograph Making It Up Consequences Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Years Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.
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Title Moon Tiger Height 197 mm
Penelope Lively Width 126 mm
ISBN-13 9780141044842 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0141044845 Spine Width 14 mm
Publisher Penguin Books Pages 224
Edition Re-issue Availability In Stock

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