Oleander, Jacaranda

A Childhood Perceived

Penelope Lively

This autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Eygpt up to, and including, World War II from a small girl's point of view, which is also, ultimately, a moving and rather sad picture of an isolated and lonely little girl.
  • Penguin
  • Published 27th April 2006
  • 192 Pages
  • £14.99