Life in the Garden

Author(s): Penelope Lively

Biography/Memoir

**A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 2017**

'Rich and unusual, this is a book to treasure' Alex Preston, Observer

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 successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today.
It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241982181
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Fig Tree
  • : June 2018
  • : 1.6 X 12.8
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 809/.93364
  • : 208
  • : Penelope Lively