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This is a story about a house as much as a family. Allersmead is a rambling and unrenovated Victorian house with an expansive garden that is home to the Harpers: Charles, a cold... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beth Quinn Barnard
What a disappointment! After devouring "Moon Tiger", I reached for another
novel by Penelope Lively and this one was available. Read more
Does not meet the standards I had set for my favorite author - but she's forgiven, in light of all the joy she has brought her readers...Published 7 months ago by L. Stein
Years ago I remember having a conversation with my sister in which we realized we'd had quite different childhoods in some ways, mostly owing to her being four years older (and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Anne G.
I really enjoyed this novel, which seemed to place me in the role of analyst for a seemingly "happy" family with a major secret to conceal and contend with. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Helena Troy
This is the first book by this author that I have read. I liked it so much that I went to the library to get one of her other titles. The book was clean and unmarked.Published 10 months ago by Judith Thurston
This is a novel with a perfect title, but one which points as much to the book's weaknesses as to its strengths. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Roger Brunyate
Having just read "How it all Began" I was really looking forward to this earlier novel. Although there are occasional flashes of insight into family relationships in the... Read morePublished 13 months ago by bookworm
I had not read any other books by Penelope Lively before this one. At first I enjoyed her fluent style and the humor and pathos she brings to her writing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michael Farman