This little book charmed me. Not quite a memoir, but more of a storytelling of a life, Penelope Lively more reminisces about her life now that she has turned 80. We hear about her childhood growing up in Egypt, her life as a mother, a wife and an author, and how the years and decades bring back vivid memories.
At the end of the book was my favourite part. Where she describes a few of the items that have meant a lot to her over the years, and the stories of how they came to be with her. So sweet and it makes you want to discover your own treasures and to be surrounded by beautiful things. 4/5