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Cleopatra's Sister
     

Cleopatra's Sister

by Penelope Lively
 

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A palaeontologist by choice—and perhaps due to the accidental discovery of a fossil fragment on the north coast of England when he was six years old—Howard Beamish is flying to Nairobi on a professional mission when his plane is forced to land in an imaginary country called Callimbia. On assignment to write a travel piece for Sunday magazine, journalist

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A palaeontologist by choice—and perhaps due to the accidental discovery of a fossil fragment on the north coast of England when he was six years old—Howard Beamish is flying to Nairobi on a professional mission when his plane is forced to land in an imaginary country called Callimbia. On assignment to write a travel piece for Sunday magazine, journalist Lucy Faulkner is on the same flight. What happens to Howard and Lucy in Callimbia is one of those accidents that determine fate, that can bring love and take away joy, that reveal to us the precariousness of our existence and the trajectory of our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060922177
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,198,500
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Penelope Lively was born in 1933 in Cairo and spent her childhood there, moving to England in the last year of World War II. She has written many prizewinning novels and collections of short stories for both adults and children, including the novel Moon Tiger, which won England's prestigious Booker Prize in England in 1987, and most recently Heat Wave. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
March 17, 1933
Place of Birth:
Cairo, Egypt
Education:
Honors Degree in Modern History, University of Oxford, England, 1955

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