Family Album - Penelope Lively Reviews
Description:ISBN 1905490453 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Penelope Lively / Hardcover / 272 Pages / Book is published 2009-08-06 by Fig Tree
Newest Review: ... home, her six children and her cooking. Ingrid, the au pair came to the family with the first child born and has stayed on ... more
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Family Album by Penelope Lively
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by - written on 27/09/11 (Very useful, 38 readings)
Mainly my reading list follows a few genres only changing slightly as I get older. My early love of horror and science fiction/fantasy has given way to thrillers and drama with some chick-lit and historical fiction in the mix. I never read a great deal of the 'family' genre but recently I've seen a few books by Penelope Lively in my local library and wondered about this author. Was she indeed as good as her many novels suggested? I decided to take the plunge and chose one of her latest novels; though it's possible I've read some of her earlier ones over the years and forgot them. I imagine her life to be as interesting as her books must be. She is a very ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/11/09 (Very useful, 30 readings)
Family Album is a story about a family of six children who have now all grown up and made their own way in the world. The story centres around Allersmead, the large house where they spent their childhood, and the story is written from the points of view from several members of the family in turn. There are plenty of flashback to events from childhood as well as updates about what's going on in the lives of the family now. The first half of the book leads up to a revelation about the family, which none of them have ever discussed, and the subsequent way in which they have dealt with it emotionally - if they have even dealt with it at all, that is. This is my ... Read the complete review
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