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27: Moon Tiger

Penelope Lively:

London: Andre Deutsch, 1987

8vo, first edition, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket, foot of spine very slightly bumped

The elderly historian Claudia Hampton, is dying in a hospital in London. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger becomes her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends.

Winner of the 1987 Booker Prize. Shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Annotated on 23 pages. Approximately 955 words.

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