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Oleander, Jacaranda

a childhood perceived

by Penelope Lively

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Viking in London, England, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lively, Penelope, -- 1933- -- Childhood and youth,
  • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • British -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century,
  • Egypt -- Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPenelope Lively.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 180 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19699398M
    ISBN 100670854700

    Many of her books, including Going Back, which first appeared as a children's book, and Oleander, Jacaranda, an autobiographical memoir of her childhood days in Egypt, are published in pe Lively has also written radio and television scripts and has acted as presenter for a BBC Radio 4 programme on children's literature. She is a.   While swithering in a bookshop between two rather dull Lively titles that I didn’t yet own, I noticed that a guerilla book-shelver had parked Lively’s memoir Oleander, Jacaranda next to Passing On (which I have already got and love), so I bypassed the .

    This autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Eygpt up to, and including, Worl.   Penelope Lively is, among other things, a memoirist who does not like to write memoirs. She considers her most recent book, the delightfully named Dancing Fish and Ammonites, “the view from old age”. In , when Oleander, Jacaranda was published, she was equally coy about calling it a memoir, choosing instead the typically cautious and thoughtful “A Childhood Perceived”.

      Throughout Oleander, Jacaranda, Lively explores our capacities for recollection. Her memoir is one which feels balanced and measured from its opening page. Her memoir is one which feels balanced and measured from its opening page. Get this from a library! Oleander, Jacaranda. [Penelope Lively; Sheila Mitchell] -- Penelope Lively provides a slice of autobiography. She recollects her chilhood in Egypt during the 's, the second World War, her parents divorce.


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I urge ALL EXPATRIATE parents to obtain and read this book!/5(31). OLEANDER, JACARANDA is a touching account of one little girl’s happiness and heartbreak, but it is also a universal story about the loss of childhood, innocence, and love. We'll Help Your Grades. It is novelist Lively's (Cleopatra's Sister,etc.) aim to discuss ``the nature of childhood perception and a view of Egypt in the 's and 's.'' She richly and elegantly : Penelope Lively.

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On seeing Penelope Lively’s informative book, “Oleander, Jacaranda” mentioned in a magazine, I thought to myself; ”I must read this book again” Penelope Lively, born and raised in Egypt, just before World War II, writes about her childhood in such a way as to make you feel that you grew up there with her, in the narrow streets and souks of Egypt.

“Oleander, Jacaranda” is a pleasantly paced book, introspective, at times bewilderingly so, which is, most likely, just a difference of on, (the book is only pages – enough of a taste of Penelope for me to order an old copy of “Moon Tiger”) - I /5(30).

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