So why is it that some people seem to live charmed lives, full of lucky breaks and serendipitous chance encounters, while others experience one disaster after another?
This may sound ethereal, but Conran - who is well into his forties, but looks unbelievably boyish - displays a very real sense of the responsibilities that come with living a charmed life.
This thought might have occurred to Jack, but he, too, seems to have led a charmed life.
He has led a charmed life, but is none the worse for it.
For anyone who has ever dreamed of working in the music industry, it seems that she has led a charmed life, winning the top jobs and having an ‘access all areas’ pass in her handbag at all times.
In many ways he had a charmed life: springing from a humble background in Edwardian Cornwall, he gained a coveted scholarship to Oxford, where he had a glittering early career.
He acknowledges that his government led ‘a charmed life’ in its first term, which implies that he was rather lucky not be found out.
Arthur reckoned with some justification that he had had ‘a charmed life.’
You should go right ahead and marry anybody you want to because in a certain way, yours is a charmed life.
Our protagonist has to figure out how to extract himself from a charmed life in public and put his affairs in order, simultaneously setting straight a series of fouled-up personal relationships.