I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after, which may be something more like this again, maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
More Quotes from Penelope Lively:We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible.
Language tethers us to the world without it we spin like atoms
I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years - first, the house that had been my grandmother's since 1923, and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years.
The consideration of change over the century is about loss, though I think that social change is gain rather than loss.
I didn't think I had anything particular to say, but I thought I might have something to say to children.
The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens. A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction.
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