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Spiderweb

Amilies social structures how they welcome outsiders into their midst remaining an observer privileged to share in their intimate life but not obliged and finally unwilling to tie herself closely to any lover friend or social group In Somerset Stella once again finds an opportunity to become part of the web o. This is the first Penelope Lively book I read having bought it at a sale recently To me the book spoke personally Being an older woman myself as one who has retired from a lifelong much loved job a couple of years ago I was deeply moved by the fact that inspite of living in another country in a different culture the basic feelings emotions of women are so similar The physical changes the way one is perceived by other age groups the way we look at those younger to us our memories of our younger selves the cherishing of an independent life refusal to belong to any group inspite of encouragement and expectation the inherent and continuing curiosity about the world around us these are what I am taking away from this book

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At age sixty five retired anthropologist Stella Brentwood buys a cottage in Somerset England and slowly acuires neighbors a dog and a professional curiosity about the country village where she intends to settle and put down roots for the first time She has spent her life studying communities of people their f. I usually love Lively s books but this one was a slight disappointmenthttpspiningforthewestcouk20180

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F relationships that make for human society as well as a chance at true friendship and love How will independent minded Stella Lays reluctant to make an emotional commitment respond Written in exuisitely nuanced prose Spiderweb is a captivating and deeply moving novel a brilliant vision of our modern experien. Retired anthropologist goes to live in the uantock hills in West Somerset An interesting study in part of village life but also of her past experiences in exotic places Her personal life and that of her best friend are also examined which are fascinating examples of the time They seamlessly weave together


About the Author: Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize once in 1977 for her first novel The Road to Lichfield and again in 1984 for According to Mark She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon TigerHer other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Nex



10 thoughts on “Spiderweb

  1. says:

    Another winner from Penelope Lively Similar themes and features with other beloved novels from her Shifting time memories ourselves in the current time passing by our remembered self from decades agoIn one scene two friends are recalling the same incident It is moth eaten this fabric of the past But Stella's moth holes do not coincide with

  2. says:

    I usually love Lively's books but this one was a slight disappointmenthttpspiningforthewestcouk20180

  3. says:

    Rating 35 Stella is a very real character living a very credible life I enjoyed watching this story unfold and wondering where it was going

  4. says:

    Spiderweb is the very well done story of Stella a newly retired cultural anthropologist She buys a small cottage in a small village in Somerset England Stella shows the reason for studying small communities and kinships all over the world Possibly because she already knew she never had much talent for belonging What's it l

  5. says:

    This is the first Penelope Lively book I read having bought it at a sale recently To me the book spoke personally Being an older woman myself as one who has retired from a lifelong much loved job a couple of years ago I was deeply moved by the fact that inspite of living in another country in a different culture the basic feelings emotions of women are so similar The physical changes the way one is perceived by other age groups the way we

  6. says:

    A sixty five year old retired social anthropologist buys a cottage in the West Country where she begins to put down some

  7. says:

    I need to read of her work I almost put the book aside after the first seventy pages But just in time came shooting stars of thought provoking commentary on relationships and singleness on work and women and culture There are riches of vocabulary and English village sociology Plot well not so much

  8. says:

    Penelope Lively creates worlds and characters that draw the reader into the most intimate circumstances The irony with this

  9. says:

    Retired anthropologist goes to live in the uantock hills in West Somerset An interesting study in part of village life but also of her past experiences in exotic places Her personal life and that of her best friend are also examined which are fascinating examples of the time They seamlessly weave together

  10. says:

    Perfect novels all of them Just perfect This is one of my favorite book covers of all time

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