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Moon Tiger

Moon Tiger

Claudia Hampton has lived a full life as historian, reporter, lover, mother. Now she is dying in a London hospital, where she remembers the events in her life, particularly a romance with a tank commander during World War II, a passion that defined much of the rest of her life.


About the Author

Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively was born in March 1933 in Cairo, Egypt.

She came to England at the age of 12, in 1945, and subsequently read Modern History at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

Lively is a prolific and critically acclaimed author of fiction for children and adults.  Her books include Astercote (1970); The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973), winner of the Carnegie Medal; A Stitch in Time (1976), winner of the Whitbread Award for best children's book; The Road to Lichfield (1977); According to Mark (1984); and Moon Tiger (1987), winner of the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Penelope Lively lives in London.

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