How It All Began

How It All Began Author Penelope Lively
ISBN-10 9781101565759
Year 2012-01-05
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A vibrant new novel from Penelope Lively—a wry, wise story about the surprising ways lives intersect Look out for Penelope Lively’s new book, The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How It All Began

How It All Began Author Penelope Lively
ISBN-10 9780241957288
Year 2011-11-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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How It All Began is the wonderful new novel from Booker Prize winner Penelope Lively 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. Funny, humane, touching, sly and sympathetic, How It All Began is a brilliant sleight of hand from an author at the top of her game. 'Contains some of Lively's funniest and most enjoyable character studies . . . she remains a sublime storyteller'Guardian 'Deeply comical, essentially kind-hearted, wonderfully written and seasoned with a rare wisdom' Literary Review 'More stylish than many writers half her age . . . Lively knows a thing or two about storytelling . . . her candour is refreshing, and reminds us that you don't have to lie to yourself to live life finely until the very end' The Times Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Next to Nature, Art; Perfect Happiness; Passing On; City of the Mind; Cleopatra's Sister; Heat Wave; Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories; Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt; Spiderweb; her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked; The Photograph; Making It Up; Consequences; Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

How It All Began

How It All Began Author Penelope Lively
ISBN-10 9780143122647
Year 2012
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant to reinvent his life.

It All Began in Monte Carlo

It All Began in Monte Carlo Author Elizabeth Adler
ISBN-10 9781429900171
Year 2011-05-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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Beach reading suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of There's Something About St. Tropez Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly always seem to find trouble in the south of France. This time, all the trouble began in Monte Carlo. Sunny's relationship with Mac is in jeopardy and Monte Carlo beckons. Soon Sunny is pulled into a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high-end jewelry stores. Then there's her wanna-be-new-friend, who turns out to be a sociopath, involved in the sale of sex and in blackmail. Plus there's Sunny's old friend, movie star Allie Ray, who owns a vineyard in France and who comes to help sort Sunny out, while at the same time sorting out the life and appearance of her old friend, Pru Holster, with a makeover that not only changes her dowdy overweight appearance, but changes Pru into an amateur detective. If Sunny doesn't untangle this plot, she might end up an unwitting accomplice to theft, blackmail and even murder. When Mac shows up, he's ready to do anything to get Sunny back, not the least of which is to solve the crimes and save her life.

Where It Began

Where It Began Author Ann Redisch Stampler
ISBN-10 9781442423213
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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After she is in a horrific car crash when drunk, Los Angeles high school student Gabriella Gardiner assumes she stole her rich boyfriend's car and smashed it into a tree, but she cannot remember anything about the events of the evening.

Witch Is When It All Began

Witch Is When It All Began Author Adele Abbott
ISBN-10 1515155064
Year 2015-08-24
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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When the going gets tough... Private investigator, Jill Gooder, has been hired to find a serial killer because, as usual, the police can't buy a clue. Jill, the not so proud owner of a crazy, one-eyed cat, probably can't expect too much help from her PA/Secretary, Mrs V, who spends all day knitting. And just in case all of that wasn't bad enough, Jill's just about to discover she's a witch. ...break out the custard creams.

How it All Began

How it All Began Author Nikolaĭ Ivanovich Bukharin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040179817
Year 1998
Pages 345
Language en
Publisher
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An autobiographical novel about a boy's growing political consiousness in the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s

How It Began A Time Traveler s Guide to the Universe

How It Began  A Time Traveler s Guide to the Universe Author Chris Impey
ISBN-10 9780393083057
Year 2012-03-26
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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“Impey combines the vision of a practicing scientist with the voice of a gifted storyteller.”—Dava Sobel In this vibrant, eye-opening tour of milestones in the history of our universe, Chris Impey guides us through space and time, leading us from the familiar sights of the night sky to the dazzlingly strange aftermath of the Big Bang. What if we could look into space and see not only our place in the universe but also how we came to be here? As it happens, we can. Because it takes time for light to travel, we see more and more distant regions of the universe as they were in the successively greater past. Impey uses this concept—"look-back time"—to take us on an intergalactic tour that is simultaneously out in space and back in time. Performing a type of cosmic archaeology, Impey brilliantly describes the astronomical clues that scientists have used to solve fascinating mysteries about the origins and development of our universe. The milestones on this journey range from the nearby to the remote: we travel from the Moon, Jupiter, and the black hole at the heart of our galaxy all the way to the first star, the first ray of light, and even the strange, roiling conditions of the infant universe, an intense and volatile environment in which matter was created from pure energy. Impey gives us breathtaking visual descriptions and also explains what each landmark can reveal about the universe and its history. His lucid, wonderfully engaging scientific discussions bring us to the brink of modern cosmology and physics, illuminating such mind-bending concepts as invisible dimensions, timelessness, and multiple universes. A dynamic and unforgettable portrait of the cosmos, How It Began will reward its readers with a deeper understanding of the universe we inhabit as well as a renewed sense of wonder at its beauty and mystery.

Camp Hawthorne Where It All Began

Camp Hawthorne  Where It All Began Author Don Cush
ISBN-10 1629070963
Year 2013-08
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher America Star Books
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One of life's paths that I was destined to travel was developed and nourished while at Camp Hawthorne. The other path was living in military schools, one of which was Manlius Military School in Manlius, New York. The latter path was highlighted in my previous novel Manlius Military School Adventures; however, the current story concerns itself with my life at Camp Hawthorne, an all-boys camp in Raymond, Maine. I spent my summers from the age of seven to eighteen at Camp Hawthorne. Each summer, I grew older, not only physically, but also mentally due to the camp's Harvard influence, courtesy of Major Bigelow. Camp Hawthorne was owned and directed by Major Bigelow, the head of Harvard University Medical Center's Department of Child Psychology. The camp was for the elites of the private educational systems of America and the world. Most of my foundation for later life was forged while attending Camp Hawthorne. My love of sailing, nature, and horses originated from my years at Camp Hawthorne, along with much of my understanding of girls, which I acquired from our association with Camp Minnehaha and the secret advice of the Harvard psychology intern students who were acting as counselors. If by nothing else, we learned by osmosis from our association with our counselors, as they did not realize how much we picked up from their own indiscretions. Between the counselors and the proximity of an all-girls camp, Camp Minnehaha, the younger boys learned a lot on this new subject. Once a week, the camps had coed parties for their older campers during the summer. I am quite sure the boys learned a lot from the girls during those parties. The same rationale applied for the girls, much to the regret of both camps' counselors. For me, that special camp girlfriend was Sally.

Chasing the Bear

Chasing the Bear Author Robert B. Parker
ISBN-10 9781101032831
Year 2009-05-14
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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For almost forty years, Robert B. Parker's inimitable private investigator Spenser has been solving cases and selling millions of books worldwide. Now, for the first time, see how it all began as the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master sheds light on Spenser's formative years spent with his father and two uncles out West. This is an event book for every fan of Spenser, and a revelation for teens about to discover an American icon.

Tomorrow when the War Began

Tomorrow  when the War Began Author John Marsden
ISBN-10 1743548494
Year 2010
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher
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Seven teenagers go on a camping trip to a remote site in the mountains - When they return they find that the country has been invaded and taken over by foreign soldiers - Their families have disappeared - They must rely on their own resources to fight back - Book one of the series; Literature Circles Year 8.

This Book Loves You

This Book Loves You Author PewDiePie
ISBN-10 9781101999066
Year 2015-10-20
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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This Book Loves You by PewDiePie is a collection of beautifully illustrated inspirational sayings by which you should live your life. If you follow each and every one, your life will become easier, more fabulous, more rewarding. Imagine what a chilled-out and wonderful human being people would think you were if you lived by the simple principle "You can never fail if you never try." Your wasted life would be an inspiration to others. Think of all the pointless, unhappy striving you could simply give up. Throw away that guitar! Give up on your dreams! Embrace your astounding mediocrity. This Book Loves You has something for everyone--or at least everyone willing to give up and stop caring. If all else fails, remember: "Don’t be yourself. Be a pizza. Everyone loves pizza."

Roosevelt Raceway Where It All Began

Roosevelt Raceway Where It All Began Author Victoria M. Howard
ISBN-10 163418422X
Year 2014-12-30
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Tate Publishing Company
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Roosevelt Raceway: Where It All Began was written to rekindle the exhilarating times that took place at one of the best harness racetracks in the nation. The story begins in the forties with a man named George Morton Levy, a New York attorney who represented some of the most colorful people in America (Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, and Frank Erickson). Levy, who is called The Father of Modern Harness Racing had a vision and made it a reality when he took a dilapidated motorcar racetrack located in Westbury, Long Island, and turned it into a multi-million-dollar legacy that would be called Roosevelt Raceway. It was this track that introduced the innovation that catapulted harness racing into a modern era of success by introducing the mobile starting gate, profoundly improving and changing the sport forever. The first part of the book tells of the life and times of George Morton Levy and his incomparable racetrack. It tells about the rise and fall of Roosevelt Raceway, the scandals that took place there, and the deception and disappointment when the track was sold and demolished. The latter part of the book consists of stories, top drivers, world-class horses, famous races, and original photos that made Roosevelt Raceway "the World Capital of Harness Racing." Roosevelt Raceway: Where It All Began.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life Author Deborah Harkness
ISBN-10 9780698163478
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 576
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago. With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.