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by Kate Atkinson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552776653 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCassandra2020wing of Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on 8/12/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCassandra2020wing from Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, August 12, 2021
Welcome to BookCrossing!

Thank you for picking up this book. If you’re new to BookCrossing and find this book and this site (www.bookcrossing.com), please make a journal entry to let me know that this book has found a good home with you. You may choose to remain anonymous or to join (it's free). If you join, you’ll be alerted by e-mail each time someone makes another journal entry for this specific copy of this book (other copies of the book are travelling with their own ID number. Every copy of every book has a unique ID).

I hope you'll join BookCrossing (doesn't cost anything to join!) and if you do, please consider using me, Cassandra2020, as your referring member. When you’ve finished reading this book and are ready to send it on its way again, make a journal entry then a release note: either 'controlled' if you are giving or sending this book to a known person, or a 'wild' release if you are leaving it somewhere hoping for anyone to catch.

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Enjoy the site, the book and hopefully the BookCrossing community. If you’re already a BookCrossing member, thank you for picking up this book.

Happy BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 2 by wingCassandra2020wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 15, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (8/15/2021 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Although this book is registered at www.bookcrossing.com, you don't have to be a member. It's perfectly OK to just take the book and enjoy it. Of course, if you can visit the website and let us know that you've picked it up, that would be even better - you don't even have to join, you can add your comments anonymously - you can also post your review when you've read it, then return it or pass it on to someone else.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 15, 2021
Caught at a small meetup in my garden today where Cassandra2020 came laden with wishlist books for me. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 23, 2021
One mark of a clever book is whether it had me scurrying to reread certain chapters after reaching the end. Transcription managed that no problem. Like quite a few of Kate Atkinson's books, it's an innovative and literary novel disguised (welcomingly) as something much more down to earth and accessible. Judith, the central character, captured me immediately. She's so frank, well-intentioned, and yet unexpectedly devious right from the start. I loved reading her unspoken thoughts throughout the whole plot. They gave it all a liveliness that would otherwise have been lacking.

The subject matter was interesting as well. History books about WWII naturally focus on events and operations that really made a difference to how the war turned out, but it was fun to learn about the types of things that were simultaneously going on that turned out *not* to be significant, such as MI5's work following potential Nazi sympathisers within the UK. Dealing with historical cul-de-sacs like this gives the novelist a good amount of freedom to explore what might have beens, and Atkinson uses this freedom to excellent effect in her portrayal of the Dolphin Street operation and all the characters involved in it. (I'm still intrigued about Godfrey Toby even now. I wish she'd write another novel with him in!)

Transcription isn't going to supplant Life After Life as my favourite Atkinson novel (how do you top that one???), but I really enjoyed it all the same.

Journal Entry 5 by wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, May 27, 2022

Released 8 mos ago (5/27/2022 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Sent to the winner of the historical fiction sweeps. Congratulations!

Journal Entry 6 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hooray, I am the lucky winner of the historical fiction sweepstake so thank you very much for sending this book to me.

Journal Entry 7 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Friday, November 18, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (11/21/2022 UTC) at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom

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Going into the mixed fiction bookbox


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