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
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Average rating: 3.58 · 15,961 ratings · 3,001 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 11,213 ratings — published 2012 — 18 editions
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Eva Moves the Furniture
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,667 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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The House on Fortune Street
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,613 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Banishing Verona
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 473 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Missing World
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Criminals
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 318 ratings — published 1995 — 16 editions
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Homework: A Novel
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Learning by Heart: Short St...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1986
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Homework
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1991
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0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1990
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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

“so often my own emotions were hidden not only from other people but from myself. or perhaps it was the other way round: i was hiding from them. ”
Margot Livesey, The House on Fortune Street

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