Liza's England

Liza's England

by Pat Barker
     
 

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In Pat Barker's Liza's England, Liza Garrett is the first child in town born in the twentieth century--whose life in many ways mirrors the turmoils of England itself. The tough, severe, but very real and recognizable world of women is put to the most strenuous tests, and Liza, at eighty-four, is proof that loyalty, fortitude and humor survive.

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In Pat Barker's Liza's England, Liza Garrett is the first child in town born in the twentieth century--whose life in many ways mirrors the turmoils of England itself. The tough, severe, but very real and recognizable world of women is put to the most strenuous tests, and Liza, at eighty-four, is proof that loyalty, fortitude and humor survive.

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“Pat Barker's writing is so sure, and her characters so vital, that a powerful story emerges, honest, grim but often funny, and always engrossing.” —Newsday

“There seems to be nothing about the way women live, and feel, that she doesn't know.” —Chicago Tribune Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312253042
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,085,955
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author


Pat Barker is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Border Crossing. For her highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy, she was awarded the Guardian fiction prize and the Booker Prize. She lives in England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Durham, England
Date of Birth:
May 8, 1943
Place of Birth:
Thornaby-on-Tees, England
Education:
London School of Economics; Durham University

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