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Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Paperback, New Jacket)

Kate Atkinson

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Ruby, the narrator, tells us about her Yorkshire childhood, starting within her mother's birth canal, waiting to be born. Interwoven into her childhood - full of bizarre events, as seen by Ruby (but probably nobody else) - are historical 'footnote' sections about Ruby's forebears, which work beautifully. Ruby's delivery is fast and furious, an overflowing cornucopia of stories, characters, dramatic events and adolescent angst - funny, vivid, original, with a neat surprise tucked into the end. Winner of the 1995 Whitbread Prize. (Kirkus UK)
Twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Kate Atkinson's brilliant and unforgettable first novel, which won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Prize. 'Delivers its jokes and its tragedies as efficiently as Dickens...outrageously funny...will dazzle readers for years to come' - HILARY MANTEL, author of The Mirror and the Light Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby... Ruby tells the story of The Family, from the day at the end of the nineteenth century when a travelling French photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children, like flowers in amber, to the startling, witty, and memorable events of Ruby's own life. 'Little short of a masterpiece...Fizzing with wit and energy, Kate Atkinson's hilarious novel made me laugh and cry' Daily Mail 'An astounding book...without doubt one of the finest novels I have read for years' THE TIMES


Imprint: Black Swan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 1996
First published: 2014
Authors: Kate Atkinson
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 381
Edition: New Jacket
ISBN-13: 978-0-552-99618-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-552-99618-1
Barcode: 9780552996181

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