Physical description; 234 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm. Summary; Taking in old age, the context of one's life and times, memory, reading and writing, and the identifying cargo of possessions - two ammonites, a cat, a pair of American ducks and a leaping fish sherd, amongst others - this is an elegant, moving and deeply enjoyable memoir by one of our most loved writers. Subjects; Lively, Penelope (1933-). Women novelists, English - 20th century - Biography. Novelists, English - 20th century - Biography. Old age. Biography. Biography & autobiography: literary ; Novels, other prose & writers. Biography & Autobiography / General. Literary Collections / LGBT. Old age ; Lively, Penelope. Novelists, English - 20th century. Women novelists, English - 20th century. Genres; Autobiography. Illustrated. still image.