Penelope Lively - Moon Tiger (First Edition)

Penelope Lively - Moon Tiger (First Edition)

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Moon Tiger centres on Claudia Hampton and her lover Tom in Cairo during the Second World War, on one of their final nights together before he returns to the frontline, and inevitable death. The novel meanders forwards and backwards in time, and is told from multiple points of view, in an attempt to document both a history of the world and Claudia’s personal history. Penelope Lively meditates on love and desire, the relentless advancement of time and the frailty of memory, the nature of sorrow and loss. Profound feeling permeates through the work, but also a vitality and a withering sense of humour. Perhaps unsurprisingly to any of its readers, Moon Tiger won the Booker Prize in 1987. This copy is a First Edition, seventh printing and was published by André Deutsch in 1987.

Title: Moon Tiger

Author: Penelope Lively

Publisher: André Deutsch

Year Printed: 1987

Binding: Hardback

Condition: Good

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some minor damage to the spine, to the front cover and to the back cover. There is also some minor damage to the dust jacket. Book includes original dust jacket.


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