[dark fantasy Books] PDF How It All Began AUTHOR Penelope Lively


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  • 28 May 2019
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Characters ✓ How It All Began ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Einstein's Generation The Origins of the Relativity Revolution 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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Characters ✓ How It All Began ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 small events that change the lives of a small cast of characters who are all connected in some peripheral way to Charlotte and her daughter In this novel Lively has perfected her breezy sketchy style of writing which enables her to move so deftly and uickly between characters between the present and the past My favourite characters were the Serbian immigrant who aspires to be an accountant but is forced to work on a building site to whom Charlotte gives English lessons and the deluded musty aristocratic historian who is being duped by his ambitious assistant as he toils away at writing his memoirs There s lots of wise stuff about growing old about the importance in our lives of stories and about how interconnected we all areAlthough it starts off slow I didn t want this novel to end so much was I enjoying it in the final third

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Characters ✓ How It All Began ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 hits her Terrific right Here s a bit from when she s ruminating on being in constant pain from the resultant broken hip Ah old age The twilight years that delicate phrase Twilight my foot roaring dawn of a new life like the one you didn t know about We all avert our eyes and then wham you re in there too wondering how the hell this can have happened and maybe it is an early circle of hell and here come the gleeful devils with their pitchforks stabbing and proddingThe range of characters and voices Penelope Lively offers reminds me of George Eliot Not all of the characters are likeable but all of them are human even the rotters The tender romance that develops between a married woman and an immigrant man who s fluent in several languages but finds himself terrifyingly unable to learn to read in English well I m never going to forget it and it leaves an ache as deep as if I d lived one of their livesThe only thing I found unconvincing was the idea that a woman in her 40s is put off by rock music thinking of it as something that belongs to her children Hate to break it to Lively but those of us in our 40s grew up with rock and roll Now we re trying to get used to odd little offshoots like Melbourne bounce which I only heard about last week when my son introduced me to it