Oleander, Jacaranda

Oleander, Jacaranda

A Memoir

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, [1994]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780060171063
0060171065
Branch Call Number: 823x LIVEL LIVEL
Characteristics: ix, 133 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

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