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Behind the Scenes at the Museum
by Kate Atkinson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/6/2013
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by fleurdelys): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 06, 2013

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Some books you know from the opening page that you are just going to love them & for me this was one of those books - I loved it!

This tale is told by Ruby Lennox starting from her conception (the opening sentence is "I exist!")& immediately you're drawn into Ruby's world. I particulary liked this first chapter as told by Ruby from her mother's womb...I haven't read anything like that before!

Each chapter in Ruby's life is followed by a footnote that links the chapter to events in the family history & in this way we learn all about the family from Alice, Ruby's great-grandmother to the ups & downs of her parents marriage. It's wonderfully written, funny, witty, charming, you can hear the the young Ruby telling her tale.

I found the book quite quirky. Here's a quote that tickled me...

..Bunty thought of Sandy Havis choking to death on the oily sea water in the Atlantic, trying desperately to swim for his life then rolling down - over & over - into a lost watery grave.
What did you think of when you were drowning? (Nothing in Sandy's case because he was hit on the head by a crate of spam as he fell into the water.)


...well, it made me smile :o)

A really entertaining read about a young girls life in 1950's York - highly recommended. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:


A book by a Yorkshire author to be released onto the buffet table at the BCUK Unconvention. If it's not picked up by a bookcrosser it will be released into the wild when we undertake our release walk......wherever you found it please let us know it's safe with you :o)




Released as part of the SEPTEMBER SAPPHIRE Challenge (#37)& the "YOU'RE SUCH AN ANIMAL" Challenge (#24) (there's a female deer in hiding!) 


Journal Entry 3 by fleurdelys at Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom on Monday, September 30, 2013

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Caught at the Leeds Unconvention. Looking forward to reading this! Thank you :) 


Journal Entry 4 by fleurdelys at Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

5 out of 10

This was a book I have been wanting to read for a while, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. 


Journal Entry 5 by fleurdelys at The John Hewitt Bar in Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (10/8/2013 UTC) at The John Hewitt Bar in Belfast, Co. Antrim United Kingdom

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Released at the October 2013 Belfast bookcrossing meetup.

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Happy reading
 


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