Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived

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Using memories of her childhood among the privileged expatriate society of Egypt in the 1930s, Penelope Lively provides a slice of autobiography which is also an exploration of childhood perception. In snapshots of recollection, we build up a picture of her happy, self-absorbed early years in a familiar land of canals and palm-trees, mud-brick villages and water buffalo, under the ever-watchful and loving eye of her nanny, Lucy. Even World War II barely proved a disruption to an idyllic childhood which was shattered by ...

Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived 2006, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141188324

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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived 1995, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060926229

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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived 1995, Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, Anstey, Leics

ISBN-13: 9780708933480

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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived 1994, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670854707

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