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EDITOR’S CHOICE

Brilliant writer Dame Penelope Lively was born in Cairo. As a teenager, she was sent to boarding school in England before going on to read Modern History at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Lively is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of both adult and children’s fiction. Her books include Moon Tiger (1987), which won the Man Booker Prize.

 

See also: Iris Murdoch; Olivia Manning; Nina Bawden (Editor’s Choice); Margaret Drabble; Jean Rhys (Editor’s Choice)