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Dancing Fish and Ammonites

A Memoir

Penelope Lively

‘This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself.’ After reflecting on what it means to have grown old, and the nature of memory, Penelope Lively looks back at her lifetime of reading and writing, the social changes she has witnessed. She also contemplates the cherished objects that reflect her experiences, including fossil ammonites from a Dorset beach and an Egyptian potsherd decorated with leaping fish. (Previously published as Ammonites and Leaping Fish.)
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  • Publisher: Viking
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 206x140mm
  • ISBN: 9780670016556
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
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