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Ates how our paths can be altered irrevocably by someone we will never even meet Brought to life in her hallmark graceful prose and full of keen insights into human nature How It All Began is an engaging contemporary tale that is sure to strike a chord with her legion of loyal fans as well as new readers A writer of rare wisdom elegance and humor Lively is a consummate storyteller whose gifts are on full display in this masterful wo This is how it all beganWhile the premise of this book the butterfly effect is intriguing the execution was a real turn off Incomplete sentences and a very British style and I love England kept me from getting into it Take the first pageA face is alongside hers Woman Nice woman Or another sentence a few pages later So Just what one didn t want Being a burden and all that What one had hoped to avoid UghSentences are filled with ellipses and narrations are changed abruptly Like when Lively is in Jeremy s mind and then suddenly starts describing him in a different way Jeremy may seem a somewhat contradictory figure Here is someone I feel so much better having decided to chuck this Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding full of keen insights into human nature How It All Began is an engaging contemporary tale that is sure to strike a chord with her legion of loyal Love is Blind fans as well as new readers A writer of rare wisdom elegance and humor Lively is a consummate storyteller whose gifts are on Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia full display in this masterful wo This is how it all beganWhile the premise of this book the butterfly effect is intriguing the execution was a real turn off Incomplete sentences and a very British style and I love England kept me Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch from getting into it Take the Catching Fire face is alongside hers Woman Nice woman Or another sentence a The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) few pages later So Just what one didn t want Being a burden and all that What one had hoped to avoid UghSentences are The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, filled with ellipses and narrations are changed abruptly Like when Lively is in Jeremy s mind and then suddenly starts describing him in a different way Jeremy may seem a somewhat contradictory Incubus figure Here is someone I The Sharpe Companion The Early Years feel so much better having decided to chuck this

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A vibrant new novel from Penelope Lively a wry wise story about the surprising ways lives intersect When Charlotte Rainsford a retired schoolteacher is accosted by a petty thief on a London street the conseuences ripple across the lives of acuaintances and strangers alike A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet financially strapped interior designer meets a busine Another charming and erudite novel from Penelope Lively whose books are always a pleasure to read This one was conceived as an illustration of the butterfly effect Charlotte an old widow is mugged and falls breaking her hip This sets in chain a series of events that demonstrate the interconnected nature of modern lives and the way lives are derailed by random eventsThis feels like a companion piece to her book Making it Up in which she imagined alternative versions of her own life that might have followed different choices or events at key moments Another of her novels is called Conseuences so she is clearly interested in causalityAs so often in Lively s writing the best things are the small details it is full of wisdom humour and perceptive observation if a little lacking in drama Mao Zedong from Penelope Lively a wry wise story about the surprising ways lives intersect When Charlotte Rainsford a retired schoolteacher is accosted by a petty thief on a London street the conseuences ripple across the lives of acuaintances and strangers alike A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet The Monarchs Are Missing financially strapped interior designer meets a busine Another charming and erudite novel Touchstone from Penelope Lively whose books are always a pleasure to read This one was conceived as an illustration of the butterfly effect Charlotte an old widow is mugged and Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding falls breaking her hip This sets in chain a series of events that demonstrate the interconnected nature of modern lives and the way lives are derailed by random eventsThis Love is Blind feels like a companion piece to her book Making it Up in which she imagined alternative versions of her own life that might have Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia followed different choices or events at key moments Another of her novels is called Conseuences so she is clearly interested in causalityAs so often in Lively s writing the best things are the small details it is Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch full of wisdom humour and perceptive observation if a little lacking in drama

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Ss partner who might prove too good to be true; an old guard historian tries to recapture his youthful vigor with an ill conceived idea for a TV miniseries; and a middle aged central European immigrant learns to speak English and reinvents his life with the assistance of some new friendsThrough a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters Penelope Lively explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and deftly illustr Friends whose opinions I highly value have enjoyed this book I can only explain my personal reaction Perhaps it is best you read other reviews tooPlease start by reading the short GR book description The first paragraph tells you how the story unfolds The idea is that one event leads to another and another and another First of all is this so strange that one event leads to another and another and another Is it worth writing a whole book about such a rudimentary concept Secondly it is not true that entire lives become irrevocably changed view spoilerat least not in this novel hide spoiler Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series for a TV miniseries; and a middle aged central European immigrant learns to speak English and reinvents his life with the assistance of some new Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark friendsThrough a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters Penelope Lively explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and deftly illustr Friends whose opinions I highly value have enjoyed this book I can only explain my personal reaction Perhaps it is best you read other reviews tooPlease start by reading the short GR book description The I Love You Almost Always first paragraph tells you how the story unfolds The idea is that one event leads to another and another and another First of all is this so strange that one event leads to another and another and another Is it worth writing a whole book about such a rudimentary concept Secondly it is not true that entire lives become irrevocably changed view spoilerat least not in this novel hide spoiler

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  • How It All Began
  • Penelope Lively
  • English
  • 13 July 2019
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About the Author: Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize winning novels and short story collections for both adults and children She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize once in 1977 for her first novel The Road to Lichfield and again in 1984 for According to Mark She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon TigerHer other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Nex



10 thoughts on “How It All Began

  1. says:

    Another charming and erudite novel from Penelope Lively whose books are always a pleasure to read This one was c

  2. says:

    Around the 100 page mark I was wondering with a growing apathy what was at stake in this novel All the characters seemed stuck at a red light Then of a sudden the lights turned to green and it flourished into life and I grew immensely fond of all the characters The novel begins when an elderly widow Charlotte is mugged and injures her hip As a result she is forced to live with her daughter until she recovers This will precipitate

  3. says:

    I loved this book about how an event in this case a mugging of an elderly lady can have reverberating affects on so many other people A light read on the surface but touching on some serious subjects of life aging and adultery; throw in some of Penelope Lively's humor and you get a delightful bookCharlotte the mugged 77 year old was my favorite character A retired English teacher she was forced to go stay wit

  4. says:

    In How it All Began Penelope Lively proposes the butterfly effect in the small lives of ordinary people When an elderly mother is mugged her daughter cannot accompany her boss to an appointment This mugging this random event

  5. says:

    Oh I dearly loved this book about an event which spawned a series of follow on events some of which could be termed momentous in the context of a life The story was funny and true and ridiculous and painful and all those things that life can be

  6. says:

    Friends whose opinions I highly value have enjoyed this book I can only explain my personal reaction Perhaps it is best you read other reviews t

  7. says:

    I went ahead and marked this five stars for amazing because it's rare that a contemporary novel is uotable The main character is an educated British woman in her seventies recovering from a mugging First sentence The pavement rises up and hit

  8. says:

    A lovely character driven study in which life is impacted by Charlotte’s mugging and injury Set in motion is a chain of events that reuire multiple characters to make thoughtful decisions and choices Aging parents romantic affairs financial crises and academian jealousies are human complications and worries A smoothly written re

  9. says:

    This is how it all beganWhile the premise of this book the butterfly effect is intriguing the execution was a real turn off Incomplete sentences and a very British style and I love England kept me from getting into it Take the first pageA face is alongside hers Woman Nice woman Or another sentence a few pages later So Just what one didn't want Being a burden and all that What one had hoped to avoid UghSentence

  10. says:

    How It All Began by Penelope Lively is a delightful novel that illustrates how a single incident sets off a series of ramifications on the lives of characters linked together in a tapestry of interlocking threadsThe catalyst that precipitates the butterfly effect is the mugging and subseuent injury of Charlotte Rainsford an elderly

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