The Photograph by Penelope Lively begins when a recently widowed man finds an envelope marked, "DO NOT OPEN-DESTROY". Of course he opens it, inside he discovers a picture of his late wife, with a group of others, she is holding hands with a man he does not recognize. He wonders, as anyone would, if his wife was having an affair. He begins to think back on his marriage, he undertakes serious detective work trying to uncover the truth, was his wife a serial adulterous?
This was an interesting book. The characters are educated successful people, presented in real depth.
I am four posts behind now so I will end this now. I bought this on sale as a kindle edition for $1.95. I bought it as I wanted to read one of her novels. I am glad I read it but i hesitate to endorse the purchase of this novel at the now Price of $9.95 to those who I do not know.
Dame Penelope Margaret Lively DBE FRSL (born 17 March 1933) is a British writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won both the Booker Prize (Moon Tiger, 1987) and the Carnegie Medal for British children's books (The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, 1973).