Claudia Hampton is dying. A professional historian in her seventies, she casts her mind back through her own life to identify the currents and winds upon which she has been cast adrift.
A memoir of the author's life in gardens, and an exploration of gardens in literature.
The Booker Prize shortlisted first novel by Penelope Lively, available for the first time as a Penguin Essential.
A new collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-winning writer.
No.40 Norham Gardens, Oxford, is the home of Clare Mayfield, her two aged aunts and two lodgers. The house is a huge Victorian monstrosity, with rooms all full of old furniture, old papers, old clothes, memorabilia - it is like a living museum.
In this powerful and compelling 'view from old age', Penelope Lively, at eighty, reports back on what she finds. There are meditations on what it is like to be old as well as on how memory shapes us.
A gorgeous novel by the Booker-winning author, now a Penguin Essential.