Penelope Lively (1933- )

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Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt and spent her childhood there. She came to England at the age of twelve, in 1945, and went to boarding school in Sussex. She subsequently read Modern History at St. Anne's College, Oxford. In 1957 she married Jack Lively (who died in 1998). They had two children, Josephine and Adam. Jack Lively's academic career took the family from Swansea to Sussex and Oxford, and eventually to Warwick University, where he was Professor of Politics. 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. Penelope Lively now has four grandchildren and lives in London.


The Whispering Knights  
The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy  
The Driftway  
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe  
The House in Norham Gardens  
Boy Without a Name  
Going Back  
A Stitch in Time  
Fanny's Sister  
The Road to Lichfield  
Nothing Missing but the Samovar  
The Voyage of QV 66  
Fanny and the Monsters  
Treasures of Time  
Fanny and the Battle of Potter's Piece  
Judgement Day  
The Revenge of Samuel Stokes  
Perfect Happiness  
According to Mark  
Dragon Trouble  
Uninvited Ghosts and Other Stories  
Debbie and the Little Devil  
Moon Tiger  
Cleopatra's Sister  
Judy and the Martian  
Princess by Mistake  
The Cat, the Crow and the Banyan Tree  
Disastrous Dog  
Staying with Grandpa  
Two Bears and Joe  
Ghostly Guests  
Two Bears and Joe  
Beyond the Blue Mountains  
A House Unlocked  
The Photograph