Passing on

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A. Deutsch, 1989 - Fiction - 210 pages
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User Review  - pdebolt - LibraryThing

Penelope Lively writes with grace and precision. I always feel as if I have spent time in the English countryside when I read her books, and Passing On is no exception. It is the story of three ... Read full review

Passing on

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In Lively's eighth novel, the death of their domineering mother sends Helen, an unmarried 52-year-old part-time librarian, and her younger bachelor brother Edward, a schoolteacher, on introspective ... Read full review


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Penelope Lively was born in 1933 in Cairo and spent her childhood there, moving to England in the last year of World War II. She has written many prizewinning novels and collections of short stories for both adults and children, including the novel "Moon Tiger, " which won England's prestigious Booker Prize in England in 1987, and most recently "Heat Wave." She lives in Oxfordshire and London.