Lively Ammonites and Leaping Fish – Discuss

Ammonites and Leaping Fish - coverWhen I was reading Penelope Lively’s novel Moon Tiger recently, I enjoyed the delightfully bitchy voice of the narrator, beautiful-but-dying, famous writer, Claudia Hampton and noted her passing reference to ‘ammonites and leaping fish’. Then, reading about real author Penelope Lively; not nearly as bitchy but equally witty and thought-provoking; I discovered she had recently written this memoir which she calls Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time. I simply had to read it and I was not disappointed. Read more ...