Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)

Started Early, Took My Dog: (Jackson Brodie)

Paperback Jackson Brodie

By (author) Kate Atkinson

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  • Publisher: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 178mm x 29mm | 241g
  • Publication date: 17 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552776858
  • ISBN 13: 9780552776851
  • Sales rank: 9,066

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A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots. All three characters learn that the past is never history and that no good deed goes unpunished. Kate Atkinson dovetails and counterpoints her plots with Dickensian brilliance in a tale peopled with unlikely heroes and villains. Started Early, Took My Dog is freighted with wit, wisdom and a fierce moral intelligence. It confirms Kate Atkinson's position as one of the great writers of our time.

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Kate Atkinson's Started Early, Took My Dog is the fourth novel to feature the former private detective Jackson Brodie, after Case Histories, One Good Turn and When Will There Be Good News? (voted Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year). The first three Brodie novels were adapted into a successful BBC TV series starring Jason Isaacs. Kate won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize for her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List.