According to Mark
Lively, Penelope 
   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: Modern fiction
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 11/01/2012
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


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A respected literary biographer, Mark is working on the life of Gilbert Strong - a writer about whom he thinks he knows everything. Happily married, and apparently dedicated to a life of letters, he nevertheless falls in love with Strong's granddaughter Carrie, a vague and unsophisticated young woman more interested in bedding plants than books or passion. As Mark's obsessions develop over a hot, complicated summer, he begins to understand that nothing is ever what it seems; not Gilbert Strong, and certainly not himself. "According to Mark" is a witty and moving look at love, literature and the dangers of middle-aged folly.