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Oleander, Jacaranda : A Childhood Perceived
by Penelope Lively


Overview - A poignant and bittersweet memoir from the distinguished British fiction writer Penelope Lively, Oleander, Jacaranda evokes the author& 39;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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A poignant and bittersweet memoir from the distinguished British fiction writer Penelope Lively, Oleander, Jacaranda evokes the author& 39;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& 39;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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060926229
  • ISBN-10: 0060926228
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: May 1995
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.31 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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