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The Road to Lichfield

The Road to Lichfield

Ann Linton leaves her family in Berkshire and sets up camp in her father’s house when he is taken into a nursing home in distant Lichfield.

As she shares his last weeks she meets David Fielding, and the love they share brings her feelings into sharp focus.

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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