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The Resource Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson

Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson

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Behind the scenes at the museum
Title
Behind the scenes at the museum
Statement of responsibility
Kate Atkinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her profoundly moving, uniquely comic debut, Kate Atkinson introduces readers to the mind and world of Ruby Lennox, born above a pet shop in York at the halfway point of the twentieth century, and determined to understand both the family that precedes her and the life that awaits her. Taking her own conception as her starting point, the irrepressible Ruby narrates a story of four generations of women, from her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer, to her mother's unfulfilled dreams of Hollywood glamour, to her young sister's efforts to upstage the Queen on Coronation Day. Hurtling in and out of both World Wars, economic downfalls, the onset of the permissive '60s, and up to the present day, Ruby paints a rich and vivid portrait of family heartbreak and happiness
Summary
Story of Ruby Lennox and her family of eccentrics, presenting four generations of women... from her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer to her young sister's efforts to upstage the Queen on Coronation Day.
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Writing style
Award
  • Whitbread Book Award for First Novel, 1995.
  • Whitbread Book of the Year Award, 1995.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013440
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6051.T56
LC item number
B44 1995eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson
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Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Picadore USA edition.
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466842663
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00305216
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0D6F1A59-3544-4FB4-8984-1F3A9ECDD713
System control number
(OCoLC)876376106
Label
Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Picadore USA edition.
Extent
1 online resource (332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466842663
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00305216
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0D6F1A59-3544-4FB4-8984-1F3A9ECDD713
System control number
(OCoLC)876376106
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