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Case Histories
by Kate Atkinson | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by KawasakiBabe): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by worldbooknight on Friday, February 25, 2011

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Journal Entry 2 by worldbooknight at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, February 25, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (2/25/2011 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom


This book is being released via BookCrossing on 5 March 2011 as part of the inaugural World Book Night. With the full support of the Publishers Association, the Booksellers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the Reading Agency with libraries, World Book Day and the BBC, one million books will be given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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I picked this up as I was dropping off some books at the The Forget-Me-Not Trust shop in Brighouse. I have read it but when I spotted it was a WBN book I had to have it! I was hoping to read some JE's from previous readers, maybe find out how it got from London to West Yorkshire but that will have to remain one of life's little mysteries. It will travel on from me, either to another BCer or will go north of the border when I head to Scotland next this space ;o)

And here's a copy of my review from when I first read the book in May 2009:

I loved this book, an intriguing mix of mystery, drama & Atkinson's (sometimes) warped humour. The characters leap into life & situations are so easy to visualise.
This scene from very early in the book has particulary stuck in my mind & for some reason makes me smile...Julia, five years-old, at the time has just cut off her finger...

Rosemary(the mother) threw a tea towel over the bloody hand, scooped up Julia & ran to a neighbour who drove them in a screech of barkes to the hospital, leaving Sylvia & Amelia(older sisters)with the problem of what to do with the tiny, pale finger, abandonded on the kitchen linoleum. (An ever resourceful Sylvia thrust the finger into a bag of frozen peas & Sylvia & Amelia caught a bus to the hospital, Sylvia clutching the defrosting peas all the way as if Julia's life depended on them)

(The book I read before this The Mermaid Chair also involved amputated fingers...hope it's not some sort of omen....)

I think this is my favourite Kate Atkinson book....well so far anyhow :o)

Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing at Waring Green Launderette. in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 01, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (3/31/2012 UTC) at Waring Green Launderette. in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


Released as part of the 4ELEMENTS Challenge (#40)
& the 2012 TV SERIES Challenge (#5)

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Journal Entry 5 by KawasakiBabe at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, April 02, 2012

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Thrilled to have picked this up - set in Cambridge, so I'm hoping for some descriptions of the town centre and buildings.
Will take back to the launderette when I've done! 

Journal Entry 6 by KawasakiBabe at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

9 out of 10

Brilliant! I'm getting hooked on Ms Atkinson - I like that she "breaks the rules" i.e. tragedies happen but it (weirdly) doesn't add a sense of sadness to her tale, and she uses recurrent themes: young neglected girl looking after older chap: Jackson and his car crashes: and the theme which has intrigued me the most (in the 2 books I have read, the other being When Will There be Good News) is the study of victims years after tragedy has struck them. Riveting and a real pleasure to read: she takes the reader skipping through the pages, and her attention to detail (which I admit I'm far too picky about) is pretty much flawless. 

Journal Entry 7 by KawasakiBabe at Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (2/21/2015 UTC) at Forget-Me-Not Trust Charity Shop in Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom


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