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Dame Penelope Lively
(17 Mar 1933 - )

British novelist who has written much for children and adults, including short stories in many magazines, book reviews, and various TV and radio scripts.

Science Quotes by Dame Penelope Lively (4 quotes)

I have long been interested in landscape history, and when younger and more robust I used to do much tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems, drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement. Towns and cities, too, which always retain the ghost of their earlier incarnations beneath today's concrete and glass.
— Dame Penelope Lively
From 'An Interview With Penelope Lively', in a Reading Guide to the book The Photograph on the publisher's Penguin website.
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In old age, you realise that while you're divided from your youth by decades, you can close your eyes and summon it at will. As a writer it puts one at a distinct advantage.
— Dame Penelope Lively
Interview with Sarah Crown, in The Guardian (25 Jul 2009).
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I’m not an historian but I can get interested—obsessively interested—with any aspect of the past, whether it’s palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past.
— Dame Penelope Lively
Interview with Robert McCrum, in The Observer (26 Aug 2001).
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The idea that memory is linear is nonsense. What we have in our heads is a collection of frames. As to time itself—can it be linear when all these snatches of other presents exist at once in your mind? A very elusive and tricky concept, time."
— Dame Penelope Lively
Interview with Sarah Crown, in The Guardian (25 Jul 2009).
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