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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Anna Bentinck,Penelope Lively
  • ISBN:
    1445015110
  • ISBN13:
    978-1445015118
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  • Publisher:
    Isis Audio Books; Unabridged edition edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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How It All Began book.

How It All Began book. When Charlotte is mugged and breaks her hip, her daughter Rose. Penelope Lively is at her scintillating 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. The speed, the clarity of the words and the intonations for the different characters were all very well executed.

How it all began : a novel, Penelope Lively. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. p. cm. EISBN: 9781101565759.

In Penelope Lively’s How It All Began the mugging of an elderly woman sets off a chain of events that .

In Penelope Lively’s How It All Began the mugging of an elderly woman sets off a chain of events that disrupts the dreams and ambitions of numerous people. She finds herself housebound, distracted by pain, bored, unable even to enjoy her longtime passion, books, and this, after a lifetime of reading for enlightenment and instruction, of reading to find out how sex works, how babies are born, what it is to be good, or bad and to find out what it is that other people experience that she is missing.

The New Yorker How It All Began is another virtuoso performance. I have never read anything by Penelope Lively before and now I know what a shame that is and what I have been missing. I found it even more delightful a second time through, appreciating once more the elegance of Lively’s design, the grace notes of thematic underpinning shining through. In her own late 70s now, with a legion of regular readers and newcomers with every book, Lively continues to surprise and illuminate, writing to ever more dazzling effect. How It All Began is a wonderful novel full of terrific characters and humor and wisdom.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. How It All Began is the wonderful new novel from Booker Prize winner Penelope LivelyWhen. 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 i. .just the beginning in the ensuing chain of life-altering events

Narrated by: Anna Bentinck. In this engaging, utterly absorbing and brilliantly told novel, Penelope Lively shows us how one random event can change the courses of many lives.

Narrated by: Anna Bentinck. Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins. It didn't work for me. By RJ on 17-06-12. Narrated by: Anna Bentinck. Release date: 05-03-12.

How It All Began begins in violent fashion: "The pavement rises up and hits he.

How It All Began begins in violent fashion: "The pavement rises up and hits her. Slams into her face, drives the lower rim of her glasses into her cheek. Charlotte, a retired schoolteacher in her late 70s, finds that she has been mugged and relieved of her house keys, bank cards and £60 in cash. It can only be a matter of time before Anton graduates from Maurice Sendak to Penelope Lively novels, as she remains a sublime storyteller – the opening sentence has us riveted with curiosity as to what will happen next. Yet she also keeps us consistently aware of the nature of the illusion.

Penelope Lively contributes regularly to a number of national daily newspapers .

Penelope Lively contributes regularly to a number of national daily newspapers and literary and educational journals including the Sunday Times, The Observer and the Times Educational Supplement. She has written radio and television scripts and was presenter of a BBC Radio 4 programme on children's literature. Lively is especially concerned with the relationship between the past and memory, a concern that can be traced back to her years as an undergraduate when she read modern history.

Written by Penelope Lively, Audiobook narrated by Anna Bentinck. Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir

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.

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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.

My Thoughts: From the very first page of How It All Began: A Novel, we are caught up in a series of events, beginning with the mugging of Charlotte Rainsford, and rippling forward to people she knows…and then to total strangers.

How we can all be connected by an event was a fascinating exploration. I liked how the author showed us the various characters as they meandered down the pathways that were affected by this one seemingly irrelevant moment in one woman’s life.

There was Rose, Charlotte’s daughter, who takes her in after the mugging and whose life is changed.

Another random connection occurs when Rose’s boss Henry asks his niece Marion to attend a luncheon with him when Rose cannot. A text Marion sends to Jeremy, a married lover, upends his marriage.

Numerous vignettes that spotlight how these several lives are changed kept my interest up, and while the story was not one I loved, I definitely enjoyed it. 4 stars.
Maldarbaq
It happens that I am about to turn 78, the same age as Charlotte, one of the protagonists in this splendid novel; the author is close to our ages. She writes with great understanding of such age issues as independence, mobility and memory, but more important, she has written a narrative that's alive on every page, touching the problems of every adult character. No violence, no hidden agendas, no one out to "get" another character, but rather this is a novel of inner thoughts and feelings that holds the reader in its spell. I found the writing compelling and beautiful. Six stars, please.
Moonshaper
I loved this witty, tender story because:
1. I believe its central tenet -- everything and everyone is connected and the consequences of our most trivial actions echo across space and time.
2. I care about all the characters -- even Jeremy, the perennial optimist, opportunist, and infant.
3. Charlotte -- a lady of a certain age (mine) -- has to deal with the vicissitudes that come with advancing -- um -- maturity: loss of independence, role reversals; vulnerability.
4. Charlotte volunteers as a tutor in an adult literacy program, as do I.
5.Henry reminds me of some aging academics I know who struggle to remain relevant, when clearly their glory days are in the rearview mirror.
6. Rose and Anton's story -- which could have been so treacley -- instead ends as it should, with an adult recognition of reality. I want to hug them!
Kecq
I have never read anything by Penelope Lively before and now I know what a shame that is and what I have been missing. How It All Began is a wonderful novel full of terrific characters and humor and wisdom. I loved how an accident (mugging) becomes an example of the ripple effect--and how true it is, at least for these characters, that chance determines so much of life. Though the book deals with some pretty heavy issues--everything from aging to adultery to the financial crisis/downturn to love--they are handled with a light touch and the humor is simply wonderful.

This a well-written book that has so much to recommend it! What I loved most was the optimism and the hope that shine through. I also loved that the book was not Americanized to the point that it could have been writen by anybody.

How It All Began is a book I want to tell all my friends to read. I think it would be an excellent choice for a book club, as there are many issues in the book to talk about. This was my first Lively book, but it will not be my last. I loved this book--can you tell? I highly recommend it.
Onoxyleili
I think this is one of Lively's finest novels, and there are many to choose from. I have enjoyed reading her over several decades and feeling the shifts in her characters and plots as she has grown older. This novel centers around an older woman whose life inter-weaves with that of eight others after she suffers an untimely fall. The characters are beautifully limned, as are their relationships, and the novel ends optimistically.
I do not think book reviews should summarize plots, so allow me just to say that Lively's writing is always wonderful, and in this book, it is at its best. The novel is both literary and accessible, the plot clips along at a satisfactory rate and the characters are beautifully developed. Enough said!