KATE ATKINSON    Book Number: 84923    Product format: Paperback

'A hypnotic dance of causality and chance, in which Ursula makes genuine progress...Atkinson makes every one of Ursula's lives, as well as the lives of those she touches, feel inestimably precious.' - Laura Miller, Salon. The much-appreciated Edinburgh based novelist here appears in the New York Times Ten Best Books edition with 'designer' book jacket and reader's guide inside. On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways. Her world is in turmoil as she faces the unspeakable evil of the greatest war in history. What power and force can one woman exert over the fate of civilisation - if only she has the chance? Her domestic vignettes and widescreen portraits of wartime resonate with startling physical and emotional clarity as the Blitz segments vibrate with life, vivid and horrifying. Ursula's bohemian aunt Izzie alone would make this book worth reading in this much-talked-about time-travel must-read. Hilary Mantel said 'Ingenious in construction, indefatigably entertaining.' 525pp in paperback. Remainder mark.
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ISBN 9780316176491

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