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 seven novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, and The Flight of Gemma Hardy. Her eighth novel, Mercury, was published in September 2016 by HarperCollins.

Margot has taught at Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis
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Average rating: 3.57 · 20,324 ratings · 3,647 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Flight of Gemma Hardy

3.59 avg rating — 13,530 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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Eva Moves the Furniture

3.64 avg rating — 2,040 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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The House on Fortune Street

3.53 avg rating — 1,854 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Mercury

3.37 avg rating — 991 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
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Banishing Verona

3.41 avg rating — 570 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Missing World

3.33 avg rating — 467 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Criminals

3.62 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions
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Homework

3.48 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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The Hidden Machinery: Essay...

4.15 avg rating — 65 ratings3 editions
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Learning by Heart: Short St...

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1986
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“Running, I soon realized, was the best way to stay ahead of fear.”
Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy

“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

“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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