Winner of the Man Booker Prize
The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends. At its center -- forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world -- is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander whom Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.
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Moon tigerUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lively recently won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel. The heroine is Claudia Hampton, an unconventional historian and former war correspondent who ... Read full review
Review: Moon TigerUser Review - Sandra Lawson - Goodreads
I've just re-read this novel as I've been told it will feature on World Book Club on the radio shortly. I love the way Penelope Lively plays with the reader, using the dual perspectives of omniscient ... Read full review