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This review is from: Making It Up (Paperback)
Penelope Lively has often written on the theme of memory, and on how the past affects and resonates in our present lives.
In this collection of short stories she develops this to investigate what might have happened if she had made different choices at certain turning points in her own life - and the result is satisfyingly thought provoking.
In each story a different character is put in a similar situation to one she found herself in - the characters are entirely convincing and show different sides to PL's own character. One of her most successful books.