Penelope Lively, author and keen gardener, will be discussing her new book “Life in the Garden” with Tim Richardson, Journalist and landscape critic.
Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her grandmother’s garden in a sloping Somerset field, then two successive Oxfordshire gardens of her own, and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. It is also a wise, engaging and far-ranging exploration of gardens in literature, from Paradise Lost to Alice in Wonderland, and of writers and their gardens, from Virginia Woolf to Philip Larkin.
Penelope and Tim will discuss “Life in the Garden” and the place of gardens in her work.
The talk will be followed by a signing of Life in the Garden.
“Any time spent with Penelope Lively is a joy” -Observer
The Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7LB
12/06/2018 - 19:00 - 20:15