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The Resource Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson

Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson

Label
Behind the scenes at the museum
Title
Behind the scenes at the museum
Statement of responsibility
Kate Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her profoundly moving, uniquely comic debut, Kate Atkinson introduces readers to the mind and world of Ruby Lennox, born above a pet shop in York at the halfway point of the twentieth century, and determined to understand both the family that precedes her and the life that awaits her. Taking her own conception as her starting point, the irrepressible Ruby narrates a story of four generations of women, from her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer, to her mother's unfulfilled dreams of Hollywood glamour, to her young sister's efforts to upstage the Queen on Coronation Day. Hurtling in and out of both World Wars, economic downfalls, the onset of the permissive '60s, and up to the present day, Ruby paints a rich and vivid portrait of family heartbreak and happiness
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Whitbread Book Award for First Novel, 1995.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 1995.
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013440
Cataloging source
DPB
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Atkinson, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Families
  • Women
  • Yorkshire (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picadore USA ed.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780312139285
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36431863
  • (OCoLC)36431863
  • 4454
Label
Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picadore USA ed.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780312139285
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36431863
  • (OCoLC)36431863
  • 4454

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