A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of award-winning, bestselling author Kate Atkinson's debut novel, a deeply moving and deeply funny family story of happiness and heartbreak
Ruby Lennox begins narrating her own life at the moment of her conception and from there takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of a girl determined to learn more about her family and the secrets it keeps. Kate Atkinson's dazzling first novel, named the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year in England, is a darkly comic, deeply moving story of family heartbreak and happiness.
KATE ATKINSON is the author of multiple award-winning and bestselling books, including Transcription, A God in Ruins, Life After Life, Case Histories, Human Croquet, and Emotionally Weird. Her debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize in England. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.