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The Resource How it all began, by Penelope Lively

How it all began, by Penelope Lively

Label
How it all began
Title
How it all began
Statement of responsibility
by Penelope Lively
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When ... Charlotte is mugged and breaks her hip, her daughter Rose cannot accompany her employer Lord Peters to Manchester, which means his niece Marion has to go instead, which means she sends a text to her lover which is intercepted by his wife, which is ... just the beginning in the ensuing chain of life-altering events. In this engaging, utterly absorbing and brilliantly told novel, Penelope Lively shows us how one random event can cause marriages to fracture and heal themselves, opportunities to appear and disappear, lovers who might never have met to find each other and entire lives to become irrevocably changed. Funny, humane, touching, sly and sympathetic, "How It All Began" is a brilliant sleight of hand from an author at the top of her game
Summary
The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant to reinvent his life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10022967
Cataloging source
BT
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1933-
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Lively, Penelope
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Marriage
Target audience
adult
Label
How it all began, by Penelope Lively
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048025892
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9781905490882
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
How it all began, by Penelope Lively
Publication
Control code
000048025892
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9781905490882
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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