Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

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By (author) Kate Atkinson

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 25mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 12 November 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0312150601
  • ISBN 13: 9780312150600
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Sales rank: 61,135

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A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, "Behind the Scenes""at the Museum" is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut. National Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. Kate Atkinson's first novel is "a multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years" ("The New York Times ""B""ook Review").

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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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"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 Mcintryre, "The New York Times Book Review""" "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!"--"The Boston Sunday Globe" "An effervescent, affecting delight."--Rebecca Radner, "The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle"