Passed on from her parents, Penelope eventually developed interest in literature. Although Penelope published her first biography at the age of 58 years old (Courtney), she officially started her literary career at the age of 60 years old when she published her first novel entitled “The Golden Child” (Courtney; Harvey-Wood).
As a novelist, Penelope was knowledgeable on literature. Having written and won the Booker Prize with Offshore, she was able to catch a large group of readers. As a competitive writer, she managed to write outstanding novels that are self-sufficient (Saunders). It was in 1990 when Penelope published the book “The Gate of Angels”. In this novel, Penelope amazed a lot of people for knowing things about atomic physics and issues related to probationary nursing (Barnes).
As a novelist, Penelope was an expert in making use of the right term and phrases when describing not only the main characters in the novel but also when pointing out the irony in a situation. As one of Penelope’s best novels, the story of “The Gate of Angels” is about a young Cambridge University physicist named Fred Fairly who fell in love with nurse Daisy Saunders after a bicycle accident. Basically, the accident happened when both of them were bicycling along the same road. In this novel, Penelope was able to assemble the cast of the story in such a way that the reader would clearly know how Fred Fairly and Daisy Saunders interact with each other. The fact that Penelope described the past lives of the two main characters that made the readers understood the gap between Fred and Daisy.
Even though Penelope has been known as one of the most promising novelist of the olden times in England, some of her works has been a subject to positive criticism (Los Angeles Times b). As compared to the works of other novels like the English novelist Martin Amis or Evelyn Waugh, the novels written by Penelope are often