The Road to Lichfield

The Road to Lichfield

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Forty-five year old mother and solicitor's wife Anne Linton visits her aged father in the nursing home where he lives, and discovers new things about her father, her husband, her children and herself

Perseus Publishing
In The Road to Lichfield, Penelope Lively explores the nature of history and memory as it is embodied in the life of a forty-year-old woman, Anne Linton, who unexpectedly learns that her father had a mistress. With this new knowledge, Linton must now examine the realities of her own life - of her childhood, her husband - and ask, What do they really know of her? 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, a future never fully anticipated.


Publisher: New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1991
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780802111340
0802111343
Characteristics: 215 p. ; 22 cm

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