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How it all began

How it all began

Lively, Penelope, 1933-

When Charlotte is mugged and breaks her hip, her daughter Rose cannot accompany her employer, Lord Peters, to Manchester. His niece, Marion, has to go instead and the text she sends to her lover is intercepted by his wife, which is just the beginning in the ensuing chain of life-altering events

Paperback, Hardback, Large print, Book. English. General. Large type books.
Published Oxford: ISIS, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Penelope Lively
ISBN: 075319046X, 0753190478, 9780753190463, 9780753190470
Note: Originally published: London: Fig Tree, 2011.
Physical Description: 288 p. (large print)

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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.