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Behind the Scenes at the Museum A Novel

Kate Atkinson

Picador

0312150601

9780312150600

Trade Paperback

336 Pages

$16.00

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Ruby Lennox begins narrating her own life at the moment of her conception, and from there takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of a girl determined to learn more about her family and the secrets it keeps.

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Praise for Behind the Scenes at the Museum

"Remarkable . . . full of thegrimness, grit, and grandeur of Yorkshire life . . . One of the funniest books to mcome out of Britain in years."—Ben Mcintryre, The New York Times Book Review

"Startlingly original . . . A poignant and beautifully wrought portrait of a young girl's growth."—Johanna Stoberock, The Seattle Times

"Really comic, really tragic, bracingly unsentimental . . . What a triumph! What joy!"—The Boston Sunday Globe

"An effervescent, affecting delight."—Rebecca Radner, The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

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Kate Atkinson is the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year, Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World, Case Histories, One Good Turn, and Life after Life. She lives in Edinburgh, England.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kate Atkinson

  • Kate Atkinson was born in York, and now lives in Edinburgh with her two daughters.
  • Kate Atkinson Peter Ross
    Kate Atkinson
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