• Rebecca Thomas

Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson


June 2004

Suggested By: Kate


Summary: A slightly muted thumbs up was awarded to Kate Atkinson’s debut novel, chosen to redress the fact that only a third of the authors on our reading list have been female. The chirpy and omnipresent Ruby Lennox narrates her own story and weaves in sepia-tinged accounts of women in her family over the generations. Worrying trend of picking books that feature animal deaths continued by its pet shop fire set piece.