'Lively remains a sublime storyteller' Guardian on How It All Began 'More stylish than many writers half her age ...Lively knows a thing of two about storytelling.' The Times on How It All Began A dream house that is hiding something sinister; two women having lunch who share a husband; an old woman doing her weekly supermarket shop with a secret past that no one could guess; a couple who don't know each other at all even after fifteen years together; and, in the story from which this collection takes its name, a bird and a servant girl in ancient Pompeii who cannot converse, but share a perfect understanding.
In this new and varied collection of short stories, Penelope Lively shows that she remains a master of her craft, and one of our finest English writers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/11/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241281147