Pack of Cards: And Other Stories

Pack of Cards: And Other Stories

by Penelope Lively

Paperback(1st Perennial Library ed)

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Pack of Cards: And Other Stories by Penelope Lively

In Pack of Cards, Penelope Lively introduces the reader to slivers of the everyday world that are not always open to observation, as she delves into the minutiae of her characters' lives. Whether she writes about a widow on a visit to Russia, a small boy's consignment to boarding school, or an agoraphobic housewife, Penelope Lively takes the reader past the closed curtains, through the locked door, into a world that seems at first mundane and then at second glance, proves to be uniquely memorable. "Inspired…entertaining…an abundantly rich collection…Penelope Lively writes beautifully with meticulous detachment." - The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060973155
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1990
Series: Perennial Fiction Library
Edition description: 1st Perennial Library ed
Pages: 336

About the Author

Beloved memoirist (A House Unlocked), children's book author (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe), and Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively is perhaps best known for smart, literate thrillers that look to the past for keys to understanding, like 2003's The Photograph. "I'm not an historian," Lively told Britain's The Observer, "but I can get interested -- obsessively interested -- with any aspect of the past."

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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