WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD AND BESTSELLING LITERARY PAPERBACK OF 2016- NOW INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE SAMPLE FROM KATE ATKINSON'S NEW NOVEL TRANSCRIPTION.
Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. She won the Costa Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her three critically lauded and prizewinning novels set around World War II are Life After Life, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award), and Transcription. She was appointed MBE for services to literature in 2011. Her bestselling literary crime novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie are Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? Started Early, Took My Dog and Big Sky. The Jackson Brodie novels became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs.
Triumphant...such a dazzling read...Atkinson gives Teddy's
wartime experiences the full treatment in a series of
thrilling set pieces. Even more impressive,though, is
her ability to invest the more everday events with a similar
grandeur...almost as innovative as Atkinson's
technique in Life After Life - a possibly more authentic as
an expression of how it feels to be alive...it ends on one of
the most devastating twists in recent fiction...it adds a
further level of overwhelming poignancy to an already
extraordinarily affecting book. * Daily Telegraph *
There are glimpses of Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong and Ian McEwan's Atonement...But most poignantly, this is a sweeping, all-consuming novel that finds its way into your bloodstream and writes off your Sunday afternoon...truly extraordinary. * Stylist *
Engrossing...convincing and moving...I doubt that Atkinson's readers will be disappointed. * Sunday Times *
Subtly fine new novel...Ms Atkinson's artistry...is marvellously delicate and varied...devastating. * New York Times *
This book is particularly lovely and melancholy...one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next... She just has such a vast humanity for her characters.* NPR *