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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Penelope Lively won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel. 

Elderly, uncompromising Claudia Hampton lies in a London hospital bed with memories of life fluttering through her fading consciousness. An author of popular history, Claudia proclaims she's carrying out her last project: a history of the world. This history turns out to be a mosaic of her life, her own story tangled with those of her brother, her lover and father of her daughter, and the center of her life, Tom, her one great love found and lost in war-torn Egypt. 

Always the independent woman, often with contentious relationships, Claudia's personal history is complex and fascinating. As people visit Claudia, they shake and twist the mosaic, changing speed, movement, and voice, to reveal themselves and Claudia's impact on their world.

©1987 Penelope Lively (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I LOVED THIS STORY !

This is a powerful, beautiful, haunting and real work. The narrator is excellent and brings the already vivid characters to the life they deserve in the listening. I must admit I was first drawn to the title of the book and the beauty of the cover, but am so glad for that. In a world without enough ways for celebrating strong women, this story adds another level of exploration. I was mesmerized. When the story ended I wanted more. Do not miss this one !

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stunning beauty

intricate description and a veritable dance between the present and the past as a frail woman finds herself as a part of the history of the world.

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Makes me wish I had been a reporter in WWII

Exciting, free life of a woman quietly determined to live her own life. I only wish I'd had the confidence to live the life I wanted instead of the life expected of a woman in the early 60's.
Very well written, rather more moving than I expected it to be. I love being surprised like that. Penelope Lively is a new favorite author now.