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Ammonites and leaping fish: a life in time

Ammonites and leaping fish: a life in time

Lively, Penelope, 1933- author; Bishop, Diana, narrator

Taking in old age, the context of one's life and times, memory, reading and writing, and the identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others - this is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers

CD, CD, Audiobook. English.
Unabridged
Published Oxford: ISIS Soundings, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1445032538, 9781445032535
Performers: Read by Diana Bishop.
Physical Description: 6 CDs : digital, stereo
Publisher Number: ICD140310
Subject: Women novelists, English 20th century Biography.; Literature.; Lively, Penelope, 1933-; Novelists, English 20th century Biography.; Old age.; Audiobooks.; Talking Book

Description

"This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise - ambushed, or so it can seem. One of the few advantages of age is that you can report on it with a certain authority; you are a native now, and know what goes on here." Taking in old age, the context of ones life and times, memory, reading and writing, and the identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others - this is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers.