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Making It Up

(2005)
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"Story-telling is an ingrained habit; I wouldn't know what else to do. But the mythology that is intriguing today is that of imagined alternatives. Somehow, choice and contingency have landed you where you are, as the person that you are, and the whole process seems so precarious that you look back at those climatic moments when things might have gone differently, when life might have spun off in some other direction, and wonder at this apparently arbitrary outcome"

In this fascinating new piece of fiction, Penelope Lively takes moments from her own life and asks what if she had made other choices: what if she hadn't escaped from Alexandria at the outbreak of WWII? What would her life have been like if she had become pregnant when she was 18? If she had married someone else? If she taken a different job? If she had lived her life abroad? In this highly original work, Penelope Lively examines alternative destinies, choices and the moments in our lives when we could have chosen a different path...

Genre: Historical

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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 1-59722-140-6 / 978-1-59722-140-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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January 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: Making it Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-7495-2 / 978-0-7531-7495-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-670-03447-9 / 978-0-670-03447-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-670-91579-3 / 978-0-670-91579-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Making it Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-7496-0 / 978-0-7531-7496-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-14-303784-6 / 978-0-14-303784-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-14-102119-5 / 978-0-14-102119-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

November 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Making it Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-3438-1 / 978-0-7531-3438-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2005 : UK Audio CD

Title: Making it Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0-7531-2480-7 / 978-0-7531-2480-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2006 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Making It Up
Author(s): Penelope Lively
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK