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Danielle

Have duly added the Lee bio to my wishlist--funny as I just pulled Moon Tiger off my TBR pile in contemplation of reading in the new year! And I must get back to reading Kate Atkinson--I've though this one looked quite intriguing!

Cornflower

I know it hasn't appealed to everyone - the very 'life after life after life ...' conceit doesn't sit well with some readers, but I thought it was terrific.

Claire

I am enjoying the Penelope Fitzgerald biography immensely. Taking it slowly and missing the chapters on the novels I've yet to read. I can return to those.
The conceit of Life After Life didn't work for me although I know I'm in the minority.

Cornflower

I thought Hermione Lee dealt with the analysis of the novels and their incorporation in the 'life' superbly, and as you say, Claire, in a way in which you can come back to them easily when you've read or re-read the books themselves.

LizF

Although I love Penelope Fitzgerald's books, I'm not sure that I am literary enough for a literary biography but I was immensely cheered to realise that I have Life After Life on my Kindle app as I had completely forgotten that I had acquired it in the first place!
Scatty, moi?

Cornflower

I think you'd find the biography fascinating, Liz.

Claire

I'd second Cornflower LizF, the biography is very accessible.

Carole

I was on a six hour journey across the Channel when I read Life After Life, and was very glad that I could read it in one sitting as 'life' would have got in the way otherwise!

Cornflower

Yes, I think it's a book which needs a concentrated read.

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