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Lively, Penelope 1933-

Works: 363 works in 2,036 publications in 15 languages and 52,811 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Ghost stories  Political fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PR6062.I89, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Penelope Lively
Moon tiger by Penelope Lively( Book )

90 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudia, a best-selling writer, recalls her life of adventure as a newspaper correspondent, novelist, lover, and mother, while the people close to her file past her hospital bed
How it all began by Penelope Lively( Book )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant to reinvent his life
The photograph by Penelope Lively( Book )

53 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding a mysterious photograph of his late wife, Kath, holding hands with another man, Glyn begins a search that proves shocking to Kath's family and friends
Family album by Penelope Lively( Book )

41 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Alison ever wanted was a blissful childhood for her six children, with summers at the beach and birthday parties on the lawn at their family home. Together with Ingrid, the family au pair, she has worked hard to create a real old-fashioned family life. But beneath its postcard sheen, the picture is clouded by a distant father, Alison's inexplicable emotional outbursts, and long-repressed secrets that no one dares mention
Consequences by Penelope Lively( Book )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story that connects the lives of three generations, Lorna and Matt who experience heartache during World War II, their daughter Molly, and their granddaughter Ruth, who begins a journey that takes her back to 1941
The ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively( Book )

68 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost of a seventeenth-century sorcerer emerges as a poltergeist and attempts to make young James his apprentice
Heat wave : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An editor of romance novels goes to a cottage for the summer, taking her daughter and son-in-law. As she pencils scenes of romantic bliss she realizes the son-in-law is cheating on his wife, just as her ex-husband cheated on her. A story with a violent end
Passing on by Penelope Lively( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et midaldrende ugift søskendepar har hele livet boet sammen med deres herskesyge mor. Efter moderens død skal de til at stå på egne ben, men det er svært, når man har fået en såkaldt "god" opdragelse
Making it up by Penelope Lively( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale based on the author's own life explores what might have happened had she made other choices at pivotal moments, such as her family's failure to escape from Egypt during World War II and a marriage to another person
City of the mind : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of architect Matthew Holland picking up his life after his divorce, loving his daughter, and falling in love with Sarah in present day London, England
Cleopatra's sister : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paleontologist and a magazine journalist are forced to land in the imaginary country of Callimbia, while the British passengers of Capricorn Flight 500 are at the mercy of a capricious new ruler in this violencetorn country
Spiderweb by Penelope Lively( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a lifetime of danger in primitive lands, retired anthropologist Stella Brentwood finds the civilized English countryside a little dull. One day she will discover civilized natives can be even more dangerous than those in the jungle
The road to Lichfield by Penelope Lively( Book )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting her dying father in a nursing home, a middle aged daughter discovers a man and a world she never knew
Perfect happiness : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances, happily married for many years, and suddenly plunged into mourning. Her international celebrity husband Steve has died leaving her unprepared and vulnerable. At first she is completely submerged in her own loss until, shocked into feeling by the unexpected revelations and private sufferings of others, she is drawn agonizingly into new life - not into perfect happiness but into the sunlight of new hope
According to Mark : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respected literary biographer, Mark is working on the life of Gilbert Strong - a writer about whom he thinks he knows everything. Happily married, and apparently dedicated to a life of letters, he nevertheless falls in love with Strong's granddaughter Carrie
Judgment day by Penelope Lively( Book )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clare, a newcomer to the village, is asked to help organise a pageant in aid of the church restoration funds. She sees how history, both tragic and comic, is cruelly to repeat itself
Treasures of time by Penelope Lively( Book )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the BBC plans a programme on the dig which made archaeologist Hugh Paxton famous, a host of memories are disinterred, and lives disrupted. Kate adored her father and considers the TV scheme an intrusion. Laura Paxton, lonely and bored, is delighted at the prospect of being seen as the charming widow of a distinguished scholar. A cynical on-looker to the filming is Tom Rider, Kate's fiance. While completing his thesis on an 18th century antiquarian, Tom observes the perplexities of being English and the parasitism of making a living out of the past. For Paxton's family and colleagues, the site, a Neolithic barrow, becomes the focus for recollections as selective as the filming which will in turn distort the Wiltshire scenery"--Page 4 of cover
A stitch in time by Penelope Lively( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet lonely child spending her holidays by the sea is changed by an inexplicable link with people and events of one hundred years ago and also by the very real and lively family next door. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The revenge of Samuel Stokes by Penelope Lively( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When positively uncanny things begin happening in the new housing development, Tim and his grandfather realize they must do something to stop them
Uninvited ghosts and other stories by Penelope Lively( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Greer, Margaret

Law, Penelope M. 1933-

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Lively, Penelope M. 1933-

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