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Praising Penelope

By posted at 2:17 pm on December 17, 2011 1

Biographer and novelist Penelope Fitzgerald of the Booker Prized novel Offshore, was born on this day in 1916. Ranked twenty-third on the London Times 2008 list of “Britain’s Fifty Greatest Writers Since WWII,” Fitzgerald didn’t begin her twenty-year writing career until age fifty-eight. Can we say Post-40 Bloomer?

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One Response to “Praising Penelope”

  1. ian
    at 7:26 pm on December 17, 2011

    The Times? Pfffft.
    The Observer puts her novel The Blue Flower as the 3rd best in the last quarter of the 20th century:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/oct/08/fiction.features1?INTCMP=SRCH

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