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The Road To Lichfield, Paperback / softback Book

The Road To Lichfield Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Essentials series

Paperback / softback

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The Road to Lichfield is the Booker Prize shortlisted first novel by Penelope Lively, published as a Penguin Essential for the first time on the 40th anniversary of its publication. 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.

Deeply felt, beautifully controlled, The Road to Lichfield is a subtle exploration of memory and identity, of chance and consequence, of the intricate weave of generations across a past never fully known, and a future never fully anticipated. 'A searing study of the peculiar state of being in love . . . there are few contemporary novelists to match her on this subject' Sunday Telegraph

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