By Penelope Lively
A vivid new novel from Penelope Lively—a wry, clever tale concerning the astounding methods lives intersect
When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted via a petty thief on a London highway, the implications ripple around the lives of associates and strangers alike. a wedding unravels after a bootleg love affair is published via an errant mobile phone message; a complicated but financially strapped inside fashion designer meets a enterprise companion who may possibly end up too solid to be actual; an old-guard historian attempts to recapture his younger energy with an ill-conceived inspiration for a television miniseries; and a middle-aged principal ecu immigrant learns to talk English and reinvents his existence with the help of a few new friends.
Through a richly conceived and colourful solid of characters, Penelope full of life explores the strong function of probability in people's lives and deftly illustrates how our paths might be altered irrevocably via a person we are going to by no means even meet. dropped at lifestyles in her hallmark swish prose and entire of willing insights into human nature, How all of it Began is an interesting, modern story that's certain to ring a bell together with her legion of dependable lovers in addition to new readers. A author of infrequent knowledge, beauty, and humor, vigorous is a consummate storyteller whose presents are on complete reveal during this masterful work.