Account

Company

  Menu
Large Image

Dancing Fish and Ammonites: A Memoir

by

(213 reviews)

Get It Preview
$12.99 $13.99 Save 7%

Share This

Description

The beloved and bestselling author takes an intimate look back at a life of reading and writing

"The memory that we live with... is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we have been."

Memory and history have been Penelope Lively's terrain in fiction over a career that has spanned five decades. But she has only rarely given readers a glimpse into her influences and formative years.

Dancing Fish and Ammonites traces the arc of Lively's life, stretching from her early childhood in Cairo to boarding school in England to the sweeping social changes of Britain's twentieth century. She reflects on her early love of archeology, the fragments of the ancients that have accompanied her journey -- including a sherd of Egyptian ceramic depicting dancing fish and ammonites found years ago on a Dorset beach. She also writes insightfully about aging and what life looks like from where she now stands.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $7.99 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Penelope Lively on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Penelope Lively.
  • to stop tracking Penelope Lively.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on September 18, 2013.
  • This book was $10.99 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 101 times in the past 3,872 days.
  • The current price of this book is $12.99 last checked 17 hours ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $7.99.
  • The lowest price to date was $4.99 last reached on July 13, 2020.
  • This book has been $4.99 4 times since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $13.99 last reached on March 24, 2024.
  • This book has been $13.99 9 times since we started tracking it.

Genres

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Disabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 242 Pages
  • File Size: 4,436 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 17 hours ago. At that time, the price was $12.99. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.com website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.