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The Road to Lichfield

In The Road to Lichfield Penelope Lively explores the nature of history and memory as it is embodied in the life of a forty year old woman Anne Linton who unexpectedly learns that her father had. I discovered Penelope Lively about a month ago with her Booker Prize winning Moon Tiger I devoured it not once but twice in a one month period and I can t wait to consume it again It is a novel which will stay with me until death or dementia I did not enjoy The Road to Lichfield uite as well The writing is still exceptional and it s better than most of what s out there Ms Lively does not waste a reader s time she always offers you the meat not the fat and when you hit the bone marrow your teeth chatter you start to shudder and sometimes you can t uite stop Lively wrote this story in her mid forties back in 1977 and it is incredibly remarkably modern Nothing about it feels dated except when she mentions the prices of things the new lavish home for thirty five thousand Okay maybe a few things have changedHowever what hasn t changed is mid life Mid life It will always be the same despite the century A time of change frustration sick and dying parents career b

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A mistress With this new knowledge Linton must now examine the realities of her own life of her childhood her husband and ask What do they really know of her Deeply felt beautifully controlled. I really enjoyed this The writing style was great the theme of history and the past very interesting and its exploration of family and marriage very well done

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The Road to Lichfield is a subtle exploration of memory and identity of chance and conseuence of the intricate weave of generations across a past never fully known a future never fully anticipat. I ve been on a recent Penelope Lively binge She s my version of Maeve Binchy Better writer easy to get caught up in her stories I like her female protagonists who are always prickly never goody two shoes and usually acerbic in their judgments of the people around them MOON TIGER will always be my favorite of hers but the others are engaging This one a little less so

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Road to Lichfield
  • Penelope Lively
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 9780802136251

About the Author: Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize once in 1977 for her first novel The Road to Lichfield and again in 1984 for According to Mark She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon TigerHer other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Nex



10 thoughts on “The Road to Lichfield

  1. says:

    I discovered Penelope Lively about a month ago with her Booker Prize winning Moon Tiger I devoured it not once but twice in a one mon

  2. says:

    I’ve lavished praise on Penelope Lively in the past but I can’t think of anything positive to say about this Anne is ma

  3. says:

    This was Penelope Lively's first novel for adults and it was shortlisted for the 1977 Booker Prize which was won that year

  4. says:

    Like a fine wine subtle and nuanced Pure pleasure with a long finishI had read that this was Dame Penelope's first novel which continued to astound as I read in view of the tight control of pace and voice But it turns out this was her first novel for adults AhaFirst published in 1977 refreshing to remember a world and time where peo

  5. says:

    I really like Penelope Lively I've read several of her books and there's always good plotting and characterizations I care about her people because they are normal by which I guess I mean a lot like me She puts th

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this The writing style was great the theme of history and the past very interesting and its exploration of family and marriage very well done

  7. says:

    I've read a number of Penelope Lively's novels including her best known children's novels The Ghost of Thomas Kempe and The House at Norham Gardens and there is a consistency in her themes no matter what setting

  8. says:

    I've become an avid Penelope Lively fan and I dived into this one It was like diving into cool translucent water on a hot day so lucid the prose so calm and unhurried the plot so careful the nudges towards a theme This is known territory middle class middle life middle England Sounds tedious and parochial? What saves it is Lively

  9. says:

    I've been on a recent Penelope Lively binge She's my version of Maeve Binchy Better writer easy to get caught up in her stories I li

  10. says:

    A typically English novel but while I was reading it I felt reminded of many situations in my own life The lack of emotionpassion is remarkable and captures intentionally? I am not sure how foreigners especially

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