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Lively, Penelope 1933-

Works: 459 works in 2,465 publications in 16 languages and 52,057 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographies  History  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  Ghost stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Redactor
Classifications: PR6062.I89, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Penelope Lively
Moon tiger by Penelope Lively( Book )

108 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,055 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 )

49 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,538 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 )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,283 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 )

51 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,189 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 )

47 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,125 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 )

67 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,758 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 )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,584 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 )

61 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged, unmarried brother and sister find themselves unable to cope with the realities of life after the death of their domineering and manipulative mother
City of the mind : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

52 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 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
Making it up by Penelope Lively( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,455 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
Cleopatra's sister : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,385 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 violence torn country
Spiderweb by Penelope Lively( Book )

45 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,212 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 )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 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
The purple swamp hen and other stories by Penelope Lively( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner "Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In such acclaimed novels as The Photograph, Family Album, and How It All Began, Penelope Lively has captivated readers with her singular blend of wisdom, elegance, and humor. Now, in her first story collection in decades, Lively takes up themes of history, family, and relationships across varied and vividly rendered settings. In the title story, a Mediterranean purple swamp hen chronicles the secrets and scandals of Quintus Pompeius's villa, culminating with his narrow escape from the lava and ash of Vesuvius. "Abroad" captures the low point of an artist couple's tumultuous European road trip, trapped in a remote Spanish farmhouse and forced to paint a family mural and pitch in with chores to pay for repairs to their broken-down car. Other stories reveal friends and lovers in fateful moments of indiscretion, discovery, and even retribution--as in "The Third Wife," when a woman learns her husband is a serial con artist and turns a house-hunting trip into an elaborately staged revenge trap. Each of these delightful stories is elevated by Lively's signature graceful prose and eye for the subtle yet powerfully evocative detail. Wry, charming, and keenly insightful, The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories is a masterful achievement from one of our most beloved writers"--
Perfect happiness : a novel by Penelope Lively( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 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 )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 876 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 )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Lively is one of England's greatest living writers, whom The New York Times Book Review has called "blessed with the gift of being able to render matters of great import with a breath, a barely audible sigh, a touch. The result is wonderful writing." Judgment Day takes us into the life of Clare Paling, who has just moved with her family to Laddenham, a seemingly drowsy village enlivened by sideshows of adultery and gossip. An avowed agnostic, Clare is nonetheless caught up in the restoration of the church, even inciting the villagers to put on a pageant that re-creates the church's dark past. With flawless precision, Lively brings the village and its inhabitants to life as an unpardonable death reminds them all that the world is a very uncertain place
A stitch in time by Penelope Lively( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 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
Treasures of time by Penelope Lively( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 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
The revenge of Samuel Stokes by Penelope Lively( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 719 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
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Moon tiger
The photographFamily albumConsequencesThe ghost of Thomas KempeHeat wave : a novelPassing onCity of the mind : a novelMaking it up
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