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Something Beginning with (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 18/04/2005
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Verity Bell has very big eyes, alphabetical leanings and a look that says she'd like to get inside your brain somehow. Or so her best friend Sally tells her, confessing that back at their school, most children thought she was a witch. Sally, a fellow only-child to whom Verity has been glued since girlhood, has become a worry in her twenties because she has actually allowed a married man to set her up in a flat to be his mistress. Verity sees no correlation whatsoever between this retrograde and fairly shocking love-nest and her own transforming passion for a married man called John, who surely yearns to leave his wife and three children to be with her. Doesn't he? Verity lives in a world of her own and we glimpse her grudges (from 'ants' to the 'zeitgeist'), her personal development (from 'ambition' to 'wobbling') and her idiosyncratic network of obsessions (pick a letter, any letter) in a narrative arranged alphabetically by topics in the most curious and satisfying way.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747574163
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Something Beginning with”

This book was published in the US as The ABCs of Love. Whatever the name, it's not an easy book to describe. It's written in an almost diary format, but the entries are alphabetically arranged. So, we have a... More

Paperback edition
19th September 2008
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“Interesting concept”

This is an interesting concept for a book, and I enjoyed reading it very much. The story is told by Verity Bell, a 24 year old who seems at odds with her own life at times. The interesting part is that it's done... More

Paperback edition
20th October 2009
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