Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

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It is heart-breaking, but flashes of humour throughout make it easy to read. You're just picked up and carried along.
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National Bestseller

Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year

Kate Atkinson's dazzling debut novel is a deeply moving story of family heartbreak and happiness.

Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets.

 

About Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World and Case Histories.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 335 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Cate on Jan 22 2012

It is heart-breaking, but flashes of humour throughout make it easy to read. You're just picked up and carried along.

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