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    Heat Wave (Paperback) By (author) Penelope Lively

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    DescriptionPauline is spending the summer at World's End, a cottage somewhere in the middle of England. This year the adjoining cottage is occupied by her daughter Teresa and baby grandson Luke; and, of course, Maurice, the man Teresa married. As the hot months unfold, Maurice grows ever more involved in the book he is writing - and with his female copy editor - and Pauline can only watch in dismay and anger as her daughter repeats her own mistakes in love. The heat and tension will lead to a violent, startling climax. In "Heat Wave", Penelope Lively gives us a moving portrayal of a fragile family damaged and defined by adultery, and the lengths to which a mother will go to protect the ones she loves.


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    Title
    Heat Wave
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penelope Lively
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 146 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141196824
    ISBN 10: 0141196823
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    03 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Penelope Lively is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed author of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, winning once for Moon Tiger in 1987.
    Review quote
    Extraordinarily good, intelligent and perceptive... very moving -- Susan Hill