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Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Reader's Guide [Paperback]

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June 26 2002 0826452388 978-0826452382
This is an excellent guide to Kate Atkinson's debut novel. It features a biography of the author, a full-length analysis of the novel, and a great deal more. If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative and helpful. Part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

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Concerned about keeping up at the book club? Stuck for something to say when dinner party talk turns to Zadie Smith? Or no time to read Captain Corelli’s Mandolin before the movie comes out? Never fear, cool new study aids are here in the form of Continuum Contemporaries....The Novel Approach, a series of handy readers’ guides to contemporary fiction. Launching in September, with further waves in January and May 2002, they’re much slicker than the frumpy cheat-aids of yore, including everything from website links to review buzz, and deliberately featuring new novels such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Shipping News, Trainspotting, and even the Harry Potter books." —Time Out (London)

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This is an excellent guide to Kate Atkinson’s debut novel. It features a biography of the author, a full-length analysis of the novel, and a great deal more. If you’re studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you’ll find this guide informative and helpful.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Kate Atkinson explained April 1 2014
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An in depth account of Kate Atkinson's characters and the issues behind them. Includes details of her own life and media reactions to her success.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She's a genius! June 27 2002
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Kate Atkinson is a genius, and this is a great little book all about her first novel. According to the book, Kate thinks that her second novel Human Croquet is better, but I disagree. Behind the Scenes at the Museum is just amazing. In the first chapter of this, she comes across as slightly mad - which she may well be. When a British newspaper asks her for her favourite ten books, for example, she manages to squeeze in thirteen. (But it's a great list anyway!) The book talks about her obsession with dogs and with Lewis Carroll, and gets very in-depth about Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which I thought was fascinating. And you would not believe the patronising nonsense that some male reviewers and judges came out with about the novel. Just unbelievable.
Anyway, if you haven't read anything by Kate Atkinson then you're really missing out. If you have, and you loved it, then read this book as well. It tells you so many things about a brilliant writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She's a genius! June 27 2002
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Format:Paperback
Kate Atkinson is a genius, and this is a great little book all about her first novel. According to the book, Kate thinks that her second novel Human Croquet is better, but I disagree. Behind the Scenes at the Museum is just amazing. In the first chapter of this, she comes across as slightly mad - which she may well be. When a British newspaper asks her for her favourite ten books, for example, she manages to squeeze in thirteen. (But it's a great list anyway!) The book talks about her obsession with dogs and with Lewis Carroll, and gets very in-depth about Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which I thought was fascinating. And you would not believe the patronising nonsense that some male reviewers and judges came out with about the novel. Just unbelievable.
Anyway, if you haven't read anything by Kate Atkinson then you're really missing out. If you have, and you loved it, then read this book as well. It tells you so many things about a brilliant writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Accolades for Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries) for Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum Jan. 30 2006
By Kendall Inez - Published on Amazon.com
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The reader's guides in the Continuum Contemporaries series are excellent. This one for Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum is excellent. Great overview with concise analytical information including author information.
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