Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Author(s): Kate Atkinson


A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut. National BestsellerWinner of the Whitbread Book of the YearRuby 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. Kate Atkinson's first novel is "a multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years" (The New York Times Book Review).


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An outstanding, exceptional, wonderful, and altogether quite brilliant Black Swan.

Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1995 and Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1995 and Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1995.

Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet and Emotionally Weird. Her most recent bestseller, Case Histories, won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster. Her new novel, One Good Turn, will be published by Doubleday in August 2006.

General Fields

  • : 9780552996181
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Black Swan
  • : 0.346
  • : November 1995
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate Atkinson
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : 512
  • : Modern fiction