Oleander, Jacaranda

Oleander, Jacaranda

A Childhood Perceived

Book - 1994
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A poignant and bittersweet memoir from the distinguished British fiction writer Penelope Lively, "Oleander, Jacaranda" evokes the author' s unusual childhood growing up English in Egypt during the 1930s and 1940s. Filled with the birds, animals and planets of the Nile landscape that the author knew as a child, "Oleander, Jacaranda" follows the young Penelope from a visit to a "fellaheen" village to an afternoon at the elegant Gezira Sporting Club, one milieu as exotic to her as the other. Lively' s memoir offers us the rare opportunity to accompany a gifted writer on a journey of exploration into the mysterious world of her own childhood.
Publisher: [London, England] : Viking, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780670854707
0670854700
Characteristics: ix, 180 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,21 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Fascinating account of British novelist's early childhood years in colonial Egypt.

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