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Peter Kemp

Life in the Garden

Penelope Lively Interviewed by Peter Kemp

Friday, 23 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £13.50

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Booker prize-winning novelist Dame Penelope Lively talks about her new book – a series of reflections on gardening, art, literature and life.

Lively combines her passions for art, literature and gardening with the key themes of time and memory found in her work. Her philosophical and poetic memoir travels from the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to her own gardens in Oxford and London, and the grand gardens of places such as Sissinghurst. Along the way she considers the lives of writers such as Woolf and Larkin and imparts some of her own wisdom.

Lively is an award-winning writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker prize, winning it in 1987 for Moon Tiger, a novel that spans the time before and after World War II. Her ghost story for children, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, won the prestigious Carnegie medal for an outstanding book for children or young adults. She holds the honorary fellowship of Oxford Literary Festival.

Here she talks to chief fiction reviewer of The Sunday Times Peter Kemp.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine