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  • Published: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241960264
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Cleopatra's Sister




Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively

Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively

Detached and unwordly paleontologist Howard Beamish is on a journey that is to change his life. Travelling to Nairobi, his plane is forced to land in Marsopolis, the capital of Callimbia, where Cleopatra's sister entertained Antony. Also on the flight is Lucy Faulkner, a journalist with a sketchy knowledge of Callimbia's political turbulence. As chance throws them together, Howard and Lucy become embroiled in a revolution that is both political and personal.

  • Published: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241960264
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively grew up in Egypt but settled in England after the war and took a degree in history at St Anne's College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. She was married to the late Professor Jack Lively, has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren, and lives in Oxfordshire and London.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 Tiger. Her novels include Passing On, shortlisted for the 1989 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister and Heat Wave. Many of her books, including Going Back, which first appeared as a children's book, and Oleander, Jacaranda, an autobiographical memoir of her childhood days in Egypt, are published in Penguin.Penelope Lively has also written radio and television scripts and has acted as presenter for a BBC Radio 4 programme on children's literature. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

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Praise for Cleopatra's Sister

A delight . . . a marvellous love story

Observer

Immense tension and intrigue . . . her books are always page-turners'

Spectator

Every sentence is a pleasure to read

Sunday Express

A fluent, funny, ultimately moving romance in which lovers share centre stage with Lively's persuasive meditations on history and fate. . .a book of great charm with a real intellectual resonance at its core

The New York Times Book Review

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