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Lively, Penelope

Summary Article: Lively, Penelope (Margaret), (17 Mar 1933 –) from The Crystal Reference Encyclopedia

Novelist and children’s author, born in Cairo, Egypt. She settled in England, UK and studied at Oxford. Her first books were for children, and include The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973), A Stitch in Time (1976), and The Revenge of Samuel Stokes (1981). Her adult novels include Judgement Day (1980), Moon Tiger (1987, Booker), City of the Mind (1991), Cleopatra’s Sister (1993), Spiderweb (1999), and The Photograph (2002). In 1997 appeared a collection of short stories, Beyond the Blue Mountains.

See also Booker Prize.

Major works:
 Childrens’ Books
 (1970) Astercote
 (1971) The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy
 (1971) The Whispering Knights
 (1972) The Driftway
 (1973) The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
 (1974) The House in Norham Gardens
 (1975) Going Back
 (1975) Boy Without a Name
 (1976) A Stitch in Time
 (1976) The Stained Glass Window
 (1977) Fanny’s Sister
 (1978) The Voyage of QV66
 (1979) Fanny and the Monsters
 (1980) Fanny and the Battle of Potter’s Piece
 (1981) The Revenge of Samuel Stokes
 (1984) Uninvited Ghosts and Other Stories
 (1984) Dragon Trouble
 (1987) Debbie and the Little Devil
 (1987) A House Inside and Out
 (1994) The Cat, the Crow and the Banyan Tree

 (1977) The Road To Lichfield
 (1978) Nothing Missing but the Samovar and other stories
 (1979) Treasures of Time
 (1980) Judgement Day
 (1982) Next to Nature, Art
 (1983) Perfect Happiness
 (1984) Corruption and other Stories
 (1984) According to Mark
 (1987) Moon Tiger (Booker)
 (1989) Passing On
 (1991) City of the Mind
 (1993) Cleopatra’s Sister
 (1994) Oleander, Jacaranda: a childhood perceived
 (1996) Heat Wave
 (1999) Spiderweb
 (2002) The Photograph
 Collected Short Stories
 (1986) Pack of Cards
 (1997) Beyond the Blue Mountains

 (1976) The Presence of the Past: an introduction to landscape history
 (2002) A House Unlocked

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