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Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year

Kate Atkinson's dazzling debut novel is a deeply moving story of family heartbreak and happiness.

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.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum
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3.7 / 5
Kate's debut
November 12th, 2014
Whenever anyone asks me for a book list or recommendations, this is always on it. It's Kate Atkinson's first novel and an incredible debut -- it's a great book for any girl who has a fraught relationship with her mother (that would be all girls, at some point), a really inventive and yet totally readable book.
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January 23rd, 2014
I really enjoyed this book, however, I expected to like it more. I heard great things about the book and was excited to read it. I wouldn't say I loved it. I enjoyed it but wouldn't read it again. I ldid enjoy that the author describes all of these family interactions and historical events from the perspective of child. It makes it really interesting. I recently read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and I enjoyed this more than Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
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