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Kate Atlinson has a new novel coming out on March 14th

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HollyGoHeavily Sat 02-Feb-13 06:52:07

Great news! I love Kate Atkinson.

Behind the scenes at the museum is just brilliant - it's the book i turn to if i'm feeling ill and need something comforting and familiar and well written to read.

ErikNorseman Sat 02-Feb-13 06:44:55

Hooray! Brilliant news

wildfig Thu 31-Jan-13 11:34:17

It's more like Behind the Scenes at the Museum than the Jackson Brodie novels, in that it's a family story based around a central conceit: if you could keep going back to repeat moments you didn't quite get right, how would that affect the rest of your life, and that of other people? (Not a spoiler - that's the basis of the cover copy!) It's complex, and ranges over the early half of this century, but so easily readable you sink right into it, and feel a bit bereft when it's over.

BaconAndAvocado Wed 30-Jan-13 21:15:33

You lucky thing you!

I loved Emotionally Weird!! It was so evocative of my time as a student Ian cold, wet climate!

Which book is her new one most like, would you say?

wildfig Wed 30-Jan-13 18:39:47

I've read an early proof - it's brilliant. The best thing she's written, and I am a rabid KA fan who even likes Emotionally Weird.

Mrsrobertduvall Mon 28-Jan-13 08:36:55

I have just been on Amazon again and spent another £50 ..... I get carried away!

boogiewoogie Sun 27-Jan-13 22:51:11

I am a fan of Kate Atkinson's novels if you mean her. I wasn't too keen on Started Early.. though, thought it was a bit far fetched and loopier than the other Jackson Brodie books.

shall go and look on Amazon now...

SixtyFootDoll Sun 27-Jan-13 22:08:58

My favourite author, thanks for the heads up. I live Jackson Beidie

BaconAndAvocado Sun 27-Jan-13 21:57:08

Love, love, love KA!

Hoping to get this for Mothers Day!

BeeBawBabbity Sun 27-Jan-13 21:50:56

Oh goody, she never fails to impress me.

Angelik Sun 27-Jan-13 21:31:46

Ooohhh she's my fave. Behind the scenes one of my favourite book and I never fail to be moved by the part when ruby 'remembers' pearl. Will have to wait for paperback but as dd only 4 days old by the time it's published in paperback I might be ready to read again!

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 27-Jan-13 20:16:03

No idea what it's about...I was feeling expansive one evening on Amazon.

LizzieVereker Sun 27-Jan-13 11:15:29

You've just made my day smile

mimbleandlittlemy Sun 27-Jan-13 11:12:36

Pre-ordered it too and it sounds more like her ones immediatiely after Behind the Scenes. I hope she isn't leaving Jackson Brodie for too long though.

Peggotty Sun 27-Jan-13 09:11:35

grin I'm thinking of pre-ordering it too. She's the only author's book that I have in hardback because I can't wait til they come out in paperback! Have you read a synopsis of the plot yet mrsrobert? Sounds fantastic! And there's a new series of 'Case Histories' starting soon!

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 27-Jan-13 08:49:46

I've preordered it .

Peggotty Sun 27-Jan-13 08:32:47

Meant to add, it's called 'Life After Life'.

Peggotty Sun 27-Jan-13 08:31:39

I cannot wait! She is my favourite writer! Any other fans out there??

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