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    Fanny is an extraordinary girl, not at all the demure, speak-only-when-spoken-to sort of girl she should be. After all, a girl living in the Victorian times does not have a mind of her own. And she most certainly does not have a burning ambition to s...



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    Penelope Livelys amazing animal odyssey follows a group of seven animals, including Stanley, as they explore a flooded, people-less world on board QV66 and search for another animal like Stanley. Age 9+...


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    Treasures of Time is the twelfth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively, a spellbinding story of the dangers of digging up the dark secrets of the past. This edition features an introduction by Selina Hastings. Penguin Decades b...









  • A respected literary biographer, Mark is working on the life of Gilbert Strong - a writer about whom he thinks he knows everything. Happily married, and apparently dedicated to a life of letters, he nevertheless falls in love with Strong's granddaugh...


  • Solve the riddles to find the runaway gingerbread men in this funny and magical cookie hunt Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can't wait to eat "his "afte...



  • 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 h...





  • Penelope Lively is one of England's greatest living writers. In City of the Mind, Matthew Halland is an architect intimately involved with the new face of London, while haunted by the destruction and loss in its history. Matthew has a rich and moving...


  • A palaeontologist by choice--and perhaps due to the accidental discovery of a fossil fragment on the north coast of England when he was six years old--Howard Beamish is flying to Nairobi on a professional mission when his plane is forced to land in a...


  • A cat and a crow, who live together under a banyan tree, explore their imaginations as they tell each other rich fantasies into which they are swept up to visit the mountains of the moon and travel at supersonic speed....




  • It is a long, hot summer at World's End, a two-family grey stone cottage in the English countryside. Pauline is editing a romance novel in the smaller dwelling, and the larger part is occupied by her daughter, Teresa; Teresa's baby; and her husband, ...



  • All her life Stella Brentwood has considered herself a bird of passage. As an anthropologist she studied social networks - in the villages of the Nile Delta, Greece and Malta, and the community of an Orkney island. She has known love, but she remains...


  • One morning, Joe wakes up to find two young grizzly bears in his bedroom. Throughout the day, all around the house, they play together - climbing trees in the hall, playing rough and tumble in the snow, playing on till the end of the day, till happy ...







  • The Martian's spaceship needs repairs, but when he returns with the spanner he's borrowed from Peter and his gran, he finds he's been abandoned! Luckily, Gran and Peter take him in, and introduce him to life in the country. It's all going well until ...


  • Judy first sees the Martian when her mom's looking for fish fingers. She isn't scared, but he's a bit nervous. His rocket's engine won't start, so Judy takes him back to her house while they think of a plan. They soon become good friends, and avoid d...


  • Based on the Yellow Bananas series, this resource for teachers helps reinforce and enhance what students learn in their core reading program through engaging activities that focus on reading skills. Teachers will find: - activities that highlight the...


  • It opens with a snapshot: Kath, at an unknown gathering, hands clasped with a man not her husband. The photograph is in an envelope marked DON'T OPEN -- DESTROY. But Kath's husband does not heed the warning. The mystery of the photograph, and of Kath...


  • A retelling of the traditional children's tale. Goldilocks is walking through the woods when she comes across a cottage. She lets herself in to explore and causes chaos. Will the three bears come home and find her?...


  • A highly original work, in Making it Up , Penelope Lively examines alternative destinies, choices and the moments in our lives when we could have chosen a different path. In this fascinating piece of fiction, Penelope Lively takes moments from her...


  • The fall of Troy, the wanderings of Aeneas, the descent into the underworld -- these phrases from Virgil?s seminal story continue to resonate more than 2,000 years after he wrote it, and Penelope Lively retells this timeless tale with pitch-perfect p...


  • A chance meeting in St. James's Park begins young Lorna and Matt's intense relationship. Wholly in love, they leave London for a cottage in a rural Somerset village. Their intimate life together--Matt's woodcarving, Lorna's self-discovery, their new ...


  • *NOMINATED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD* Family Album 'a hugely enjoyable read ' from Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively 'This novel should delight her regular readers and ensnare new ones' Evening Standard Allersmead is a big shabby Vic...


  • Maria is always getting lost in the secret world of her imagination. So when she begins to hear things that nobody else does, she's not sure if they are real. Then Maria finds a Victorian embroidered picture, and feels a strange connection with the t...


  • A vibrant new novel from Penelope Lively-a wry, wise story about the surprising ways lives intersect. When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of a...


  • A brilliantly funny original short story from Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively.'Anyone artistic needed Abroad in the 1950s.'Paul and his girlfriend are artists in need of subject matter. Arresting, evocative subject matter. So they decide ...


  • In such acclaimed novels as The Photograph, Family Album, and How It All Began, Penelope Lively has captivated readers with her singular blend of wisdom, elegance, and humor. Now, in her first story collection in decades, Lively takes up themes of hi...


  • 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 successi...