Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson

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in York, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1951

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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 and she has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since.

She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, and One Good Turn.

Case Histories introduced her readers to Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, and won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster.

When Will There Be Good News? was voted Richard & Judy Book Best Read of the Year. After Case Histories and One Good Turn, it was her third novel to
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Average rating: 3.78 · 239,257 ratings · 28,391 reviews · 37 distinct works · Similar authors
Life After Life
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 108,953 ratings — published 2013 — 67 editions
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Case Histories (Jackson Bro...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 44,202 ratings — published 2004 — 66 editions
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When Will There Be Good New...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 21,564 ratings — published 2008 — 44 editions
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Behind the Scenes at the Mu...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 17,576 ratings — published 1995 — 48 editions
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Started Early, Took My Dog ...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 17,281 ratings — published 2010 — 36 editions
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One Good Turn (Jackson Brod...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 15,877 ratings — published 2006 — 55 editions
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Human Croquet
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 4,905 ratings — published 1997 — 34 editions
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Emotionally Weird
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 3,960 ratings — published 2000 — 26 editions
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Not the End of the World
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,555 ratings — published 2002 — 21 editions
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A God in Ruins
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,878 ratings — published 2015 — 22 editions
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April 2013, Kate Atkinson
"The acclaimed novelist pauses her Jackson Brodie series to pen the historical opus Life After Life, about a woman who relives the havoc of World War II again and again." ...More

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“She should have done science, not spent all her time with her head in novels. Novels gave you a completely false idea about life, they told lies and they implied there were endings when in reality there were no endings, everything just went on and on and on.”
Kate Atkinson, Case Histories

“Ursula craved solitude but she hated loneliness, a conundrum that she couldn’t even begin to solve.”
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life

“Why do cats sleep so much? Perhaps they've been trusted with some major cosmic task, an essential law of physics - such as: if there are less than 5 million cats sleeping at any one time the world will stop spinning. So that when you look at them and think, "what a lazy, good-for-nothing animal," they are, in fact, working very, very hard.”
Kate Atkinson

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