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by Penelope Lively

  • Author: Penelope Lively
  • ISBN: 0670848301
  • ISBN13: 978-0670848300
  • ePub: 1577 kb | FB2: 1145 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st British Ed, edition (1993)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 392
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Cleopatra's Sister ePub download

Penelope Lively grew up in Egypt but settled in England after the war and took a degree in history at St Anne’s College, Oxford. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of PEN and the Society of Authors. She was married to the late Professor Jack Lively, has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren, and lives in Oxfordshire and London. Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A palaeontologist by choice-and perhaps due to the accidental discovery of a fossil fragment on the north coast of England when he was six years old-Howard Beamish is flying to Nairobi on a professional mission when his plane is forced to land in an imaginary country called Callimbia. On assignment to write a travel piece for Sunday magazine.

Cleopatra's Sister book. Also on the flight is Lucy Faulkner, a journalist with Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively

Cleopatra's Sister book. Also on the flight is Lucy Faulkner, a journalist with Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively. Detached and unwordly paleontologist Howard Beamish is on a journey that is to change his life. Also on the flight is Lucy Faulkner, a journalist with a sketchy knowledge of Callimbia's political turbulence.

Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively. Detached and unwordly paleontologist Howard Beamish is on a journey that is to change his life

Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively. Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively.

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Penelope Lively contributes regularly to a number of national daily newspapers and literary and educational journals including the . The subject of Cleopatra’s Sister is Callimbia, an imaginary Middle Eastern country

Penelope Lively contributes regularly to a number of national daily newspapers and literary and educational journals including the Sunday Times, The Observer and the Times Educational Supplement. She has written radio and television scripts and was presenter of a BBC Radio 4 programme on children's literature. The subject of Cleopatra’s Sister is Callimbia, an imaginary Middle Eastern country. This war-torn landscape is also the subject of the work of Howard (a palaeontologist) and Lucy (a journalist).

Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born Penelope Margaret Low, 17 March . Cleopatra's Sister (1993).

Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born Penelope Margaret Low, 17 March 1933) is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults. Lively published more than twenty books for children, achieving particular recognition with The Ghost of Thomas Kempe and A Stitch in Time. For the former she won the 1973 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. For the latter she won the 1976 Whitbread Children's Book Award. Beyond the Blue Mountains (1997), collection (. title: The Five Thousand and One Nights).

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"Howard Beamish becomes a paleontologist because he is fascinated by the "strange conjunction of likelihood and contingency" that determines one's life" In this book,
"Cleopatra's Sister", author, Penelope Lively initiates a mix of chance encounters, determined by character as well as coincidence. For those of us who believe that there is a reason for everything that may happen, this book gives us pause.

Howard Beamish decided at the early age of 6 when he picked up an ammonite on Blue Anchor Beach that things were not always what they seemed. When he asked what is was he was told a stone. Howard knew it was not a stone and told his father so. This was the kind of boy Howard was and the kind
of man he grew into. He liked orderliness, symmetries, and classification. He wanted language to be technical, complex and innovative. He would rather read than socialize.
He became a lecturer at Tavistock College. He had relationships that did not last. He enjoyed sex very much but he found he did not have much affection for the woman, and he didn't feel it was fair to carry on with that kind of attitude.

Lucy Faulkner, on the other hand, knew at the age of fifteen that she would not follow in her mother's footsteps. Her mother was unable to tell the children their father was gone because she didn't realize it herself until Lucy told her sister that her father would not becoming back. Lucy in a sense became the mother of the family. She made sure her brother and sister had the right education for them. Lucy became a journalist. She fell off a bus and ran into a friend who happened to tell her of a job opening at a paper. Again a chance encounter and coincidence. Lucy, however, knew that she deserved the job and she became quite famous and well read. Lucy was unable to tolerate most men for very long. She loved sex but was unable to fall in love.

Both Howard and Lucy find themselves on the same plane on their way to Nairobi. The plane has engine trouble and is diverted to a small island, Callimbia. All of the British passengers are kept hostage by a very strange dictator. Howard and Lucy find themselves falling in love in the most unusual circumstances. One of them is placed in a precarious position. Another one of Penelope Lively's simple statements- love can be found and taken away.

This novel is fast paced and lively. The lives of the two principle characters are so rich and full. We love them both- we want happiness for them. Why must these strange situations that replicate life be so annoying? The trauma of the daily life that accosts them may change them forever. Another one of Penelope Lively's wonderful books. She has such a polished style and awesome control with her words. My favorite author.
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PanshyR
Again Penelope Lively has swooped me into another world. I loved this story.
Vichredag
This is the third Lively novel I have read recently, and the least satisfying. (The others are "Moon Tiger" and "The Photograph"). Once the novel's action moves to the fictional land of Callimbia, the book becomes quite engrossing, but half the novel is over. Neither of the two main characters, Howard and Lucy, is particularly memorable. Given Lucy's profession, she seems a bit clueless when thrust into the middle of a major news event.

I had never read a fictional account of a hostage situation, and found this one credible. Two secondary characters stand out: Howard's girl friend, who does not really like him, but the sex is fine, and she likes being part of a couple; the translator, who thinks of himself as a nice person, and is not wrong exactly, but who is quite willing to serve as an instrument of evil.
Gavikelv
Winner of the 1987 Booker for Moon Tiger, British author Penelope Lively rocks. In Cleopatra's Sister, she introduced us to two people who meet when their plane makes a forced landing in the fictitious country of Callimbia in No. Africa. Fear and terror in hostile surroundings up the odds for our lovers, Howard and Lucy, as well as for the other passengers, and the story soon becomes a delicious Third World satire. Howard is a paleontologist; Lucy is a journalist. But neither finds their training of much help when they find themselves being held hostage by Callimbia's maniacal leader.
Highly recommended, esp if you like Lively's other stuff.
The Sinners from Mitar
I borrowed the audiocassettes of this book for a long drive, as well as two other audiobooks to choose from. The reader of "A Fine Balance" threatened to put me to sleep; Steve Martin was clever but ultimately empty; but Cleopatra's Sister had me from the first sentence. Lively has an ear for dialogue, creates three dimensional and believable characters whom one really cares about, and is full of fascinating and generous insights. The reader (Nadia May?) has a lovely voice that is totally pleasing to the ear.
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