Life in the Garden

Author(s): Penelope Lively

Biography / Memoir

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens- the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother's garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lostto Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241982181
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : June 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 809/.93364
  • : 208
  • : Penelope Lively
  • : Paperback