Category Archives: Kate Atkinson

A book list for the start of the university year

This year I have moved away from classroom teaching to a job in a university, so the first part of September has been unusually restful.  I’m aware that the term start for uni students is coming up though so, in honour … Continue reading

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Top Summer Reads

My reading of Emma Cline’s ‘The Girls,’ a coming-of-age story complicated by a brutality that breeds in the Californian heat, was somewhat subsumed by my general wish for a scorching hot summer to begin.  In true British fashion, I’m always happy … Continue reading

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19 Years at the top of her game: ‘A God in Ruins’ by Kate Atkinson (2014)

A wonderful thing about geekily organising my books in alphabetical order is that when I look at my shelves, the first authors I see are Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood and Jane Austen.  A sight to bring joy to any book … Continue reading

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