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The Resource How it all began : a novel, Penelope Lively

How it all began : a novel, Penelope Lively

Label
How it all began : a novel
Title
How it all began
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Lively
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances 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 business 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 friends. Through a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters, Penelope Lively explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and deftly illustrates 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 work
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lively, Penelope
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.I89
LC item number
H69 2012
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • London (England)
  • FICTION
  • Literary
  • Life change events
  • England
Label
How it all began : a novel, Penelope Lively
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841330693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241957288
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00385166
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
CC87311B-EA8F-468A-AF82-2C753326383C
System control number
(OCoLC)841330693
Label
How it all began : a novel, Penelope Lively
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841330693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241957288
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00385166
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
CC87311B-EA8F-468A-AF82-2C753326383C
System control number
(OCoLC)841330693
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