Winner of the Booker Prize 1987
A history of the world, yes. And in the process, my own. The life and Times of Claudia H. The bit of the twentieth century to which I’ve been shackled, willy-nilly, like it or not.
Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger is the tale of a historian confronting her own, personal history, unearthing the passions and pains that have defined her life.
Claudia Hampton, a beautiful, famous writer, lies dying in hospital. But, as the nurses tend to her with quiet condescension, she is plotting her greatest work: 'a history of the world ... and in the process, my own'. Gradually she re-creates the rich mosaic of her life and times, conjuring up those she has known.
There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool, conventional daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost in wartime Egypt.
Penelope Lively's Booker Prize-winning novel weaves an exquisite mesh of memories, flashbacks and shifting voices, in a haunting story of loss and desire.
This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Anthony Thwaite.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
'It's a fine, intelligent piece of work, the kind that leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away' - Anne Tyler
'Funny, thoughtful ... a perfect example of the Lively art' - Mark Lawson, The Independent
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