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Something Beginning with

(2004)
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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.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Something Beginning with
Author(s): Sarah Salway
ISBN: 0-7475-6922-3 / 978-0-7475-6922-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Something Beginning With
Author(s): Sarah Salway
ISBN: 0-00-736839-9 / 978-0-00-736839-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Friday Project
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Something Beginning with
Author(s): Sarah Salway
ISBN: 0-7475-7416-2 / 978-0-7475-7416-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Something Beginning With
Author(s): Sarah Salway
Publisher: The Friday Project
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA