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    DescriptionWritten by the celebrated, Booker Prize-winning author of "Moon Tiger", this eloquent and evocatively detailed memoir is "vivid . . . forthright and witty. . . . [Lively] turns her hand to autobiography with the same depth of feeling and meaning that characterizes her fiction".-- "New York Times Book Review"

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    Oleander, Jacaranda
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Penelope Lively
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060926229
    ISBN 10: 0060926228

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    LC classification: D
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Approval Code: P25105555
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: DNBL
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 May 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Vivid . . . forthright and witty. . . . [Lively] turns her hand to autobiography with the same depth of feeling and meaning that characterizes her fiction."-- "New York Times Book Review""The vivid confusions of childhood and the shadings that come with retrospect are seemingly blended."-- Merle Rubin, "Wall Street Journal""A quite stunning mediation on the archaeology of memory and time's predations."-- "Kirkus Review" (starred review)
    Back cover copy
    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 plants 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.