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  • Wonderful. Lively is brilliant and original . . . Every page of this book captures your attention

    Daily Mail
  • Remarkable, richly enjoyable ... a captivating memoir

    Helen Dunmore, The Times
  • Engaging, curious, compelling, remarkable ... Any time spent with Penelope Lively is a joy

  • An ingenious memoir. The enchantment lies in its personal narrative: the portrait of a family and its progress through the twentieth century

    Literary Review

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