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Judgement Day is the third novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively. Settled into the drowsy village life of Laddenham, where she is playing camp follower to her highly successful husband - clever, agnostic and interested - Clare Paling discovers that small communities offer interesting sideshows of adultery, gossip and carefully adhered to pecking orders. It takes the pageant celebrating the church's fourth centenary and an unpardonable death to remind Clare, who had almost forgotten, that the world is a very uncertain place.'Beautiful and brillliant'Auberon Waugh'I find Penelope Lively almost excessively gifted... the most enjoyable novel I have read for a very long time indeed'The Times Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children.

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (1982)

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Lively, Penelope

▪ British author
in full  Penelope Margaret Lively,  original name  Penelope Margaret Low  
born March 17, 1933, Cairo, Egypt

      British writer of well-plotted novels and short stories that stress the significance of memory and historical continuity.

      After spending her childhood in Egypt, Lively was sent to London at the age of 12 when her parents were divorced. She graduated from St. Anne's College, Oxford, in 1954. Her first book, the children's novel Astercote (1970), about modern English villagers who fear a resurgence of medieval plague, was followed by more than 20 other novels for children, many of which were set in rural England, including the award-winning books The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973) and A Stitch in Time (1976).

      Lively's passion for landscape gardening inspired her first work for adults, the nonfiction The Presence of the Past: An Introduction to Landscape History (1976). Her first adult novel, The Road to Lichfield (1977), in which past truths shift when viewed from a contemporary perspective, reflects her interest in history and in the kinds of evidence on which contemporary views of the past are based. Her other novels for adults include Treasures of Time (1979), which won the British National Book Award; Judgement Day (1980); Moon Tiger (1987; Booker Prize), based partly on her recollections of Egypt; Passing On (1989); City of the Mind (1991); and Cleopatra's Sister (1993). Heat Wave (1996) is the story of the disintegration of a marriage, and a retired anthropologist reflects on her past in Spiderweb (1998). Oleander, Jacaranda (1994) is a memoir of Lively's Egyptian childhood.

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Источник: Lively, Penelope

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