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Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel
Author: Kate Atkinson
ISBN 13: 9780312150600
ISBN 10: 312150601
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
List Price: $16.00

National Bestseller

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.

Fiction Digest

From the moment Ruby Lennox announces her own conception with the shout, "I exist!"—an event she attributes to the five pints of bitter her father drank—it is clear she won't leave anything out of the account of her Yorkshire family. She describes her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer, her mother's dashed dreams of Hollywood glamor and her sister's unsuccessful attempt to upstage the queen of England. A first novel.
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