Synopses & Reviews
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A Best Book of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times
Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography
Penelope Fitzgerald, one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century, was a great English writer whose career didn t begin until she was nearly sixty.Her life was marked by dramatic twists of fate, moving from a bishop s palace to a sinking houseboat to a last, late blaze of renown. Her exquisite novels short, spare masterpieces would go on to win some of the most coveted awards in literature: the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.Now, in an impeccable match of talent between biographer and subject, Hermione Lee gives us this remarkable writer s story."