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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Picador USA (10 November 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250251508
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250251503
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 503 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars652 customer ratings

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"Breathtaking...Kate Atkinson's luminescent imagery is sure and sophisticated, poetic and darkly comic...Astonishing."--Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe

"Remarkable...A multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years."--Ben Macintyre, The New York Times Book Review

"Delivers its jokes and tragedies as efficiently as Dickens once delivered his, though Atkinson has a game plan more sophisticated than Dickens's...Will dazzle readers for years to come."--Hilary Mantel, London Review of Books

"Scoundrels, malcontents, misfits, and cheats. Every family has them, though seldom are they handled with the winsome wit and wisecrackery that make Behind the Scenes at the Museum such a smart and funny read."--The Washington Times

"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!"--Boston Sunday Globe

"Stunning...Out-Copperfields David Copperfield...A powerhouse of storytelling, a treasure chest bursting with the painful, pitiful, sad, always fascinating details of the most ordinary of lives."--Georgia Jones-Davis, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Kate Atkinson is the author of multiple award-winning and bestselling books, including Transcription, A God in Ruins, Life After Life, Case Histories, Human Croquet, and Emotionally Weird. Her debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize in England. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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