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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived (Penguin Modern Classics)

Penelope Lively

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ISBN 10: 0141188324 / ISBN 13: 9780141188324
Published by Penguin Books
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2541679961

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Title: Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived (...

Publisher: Penguin Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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This autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Eygpt up to, and including, World War II from a small girl's point of view, which is also, ultimately, a moving and rather sad picture of an isolated and lonely little girl.

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Penelope Lively was born in Cairo in 1933. 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 novels include Passing On, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister and Heat Wave, many of which are published by Penguin.

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