Her novels include Passing On, shortlisted for the 1989 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award, City of the Mind, Cleopatra's Sister and Heat Wave, and Family Album.
One of Lively's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
What Maisie Knew by Henry JamesRead about the other books on the list.
James’s 1897 novel shows adult duplicity through the eyes of a child who does not understand what she is seeing—but you, the reader, do, because you are looking over her shoulder. You feel complicit, and even guilty.
See Penelope Lively's five best list of books that evoke time & place.