Category Archives: Kate Atkinson

2013: The Favourites

I like to look back on the year’s reading and highlight the books I loved for one reason or another. I’ve given up restricting myself to a number and won’t presume to say they’re “the best” but they have great … Continue reading

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Book vs Adaptation: Started Early, Took My Dog

The book STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG isn’t a nicely linear tale with a recognisable beginning, middle and end. Nor is it, as a whole, quite believable given its abundance of coincidences (or absence of nails). But neither of these … Continue reading

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Review: When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

Title: When Will There Be Good News? Author: Kate Atkinson Publisher: Doubleday [2008] ISBN: 978-0-385-61451-1 In one of the most shocking openings you’ll read to a book a young child witnesses a horrible crime against her family. Thirty years later … Continue reading

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