Oleander, Jacaranda

Oleander, Jacaranda

A Childhood Perceived

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
The author recalls growing up English in Egypt in the thirties and forties and examines the influence Egyptian culture had on her as a child of a colonial society

Blackwell North Amer
A poignant and bittersweet memoir from the distinguished British fiction writer Penelope Lively, Oleander, Jacaranda evokes the author's unusual childhood in Egypt during the 1930s and 1940s while exploring the nature of childhood perception.
Oleander, Jacaranda is the ultimately heartbreaking story of a child, and then a young girl, whose parents spent little time with her.
Readers of Penelope Lively's fiction will find that Oleander, Jacaranda opens a window onto the source of her most popular novel, Moon Tiger, and suggests what may have inspired the imaginary country of Callimbia in Cleopatra's Sister, her most recent novel.

Baker
& Taylor

The Booker Prize-winning author of Cleopatra's Sister recalls growing up in English in Egypt in the thirties and forties and examines the influence Egyptian culture had on her as a child of a colonial society.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780140235876
0140235876
9780670854707
0670854700
9780060171063
0060171065
Characteristics: ix, 133 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 22 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

Fascinating account of British novelist's early childhood years in colonial Egypt.

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