Margot Livesey





Margot Livesey

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Margot Livesey grew up in a boys' private school in the Scottish Highlands where her father taught, and her mother, Eva, was the school nurse. After taking a B.A. in English and philosophy at the University of York in England she spent most of her twenties working in shops and restaurants and learning to write. Her first book, a collection of stories called Learning By Heart, was published by Penguin Canada in 1986. Since then Margot has published six novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona and The House on Fortune Street. Her seventh novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, will be published by HarperCollins in January 2012.
Margot has taught at Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis Universi...more


Average rating: 3.58 · 14,404 ratings · 2,811 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 10,097 ratings — published 2012 — 18 editions
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Eva Moves the Furniture
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,496 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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The House on Fortune Street
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,486 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Banishing Verona
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 445 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Missing World
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Criminals
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 1995 — 14 editions
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Homework: A Novel
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Learning by Heart: Short St...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1986
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“As far as I'm concerned it's the other way round. We repeat what we remember. Only forgetfulness sets us free.”
Margot Livesey, The Missing World

“Running, I soon realized, was the best way to stay ahead of fear.”
Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy

“She was afraid of numbers the way some people are of spiders. The sight of them made her want to hide. What I loved about them, their clarity, was for her duplicity. Behind an innocent 2,or 5, or 9, she spied a mass of traps and pitfalls.”
Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy

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