Kate Atkinson

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Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson review – thrills, spills and gone girls
The award-winning author of Life After Life dazzles with a supple tale rich in period detail about the shady goings-on at a Soho nightclub

Anthony Cummins

25, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson review – exuberant nightclub saga
London’s criminal underworld between the wars is brought vividly to life in this witty ensemble tale

Anthony Quinn

14, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Seven big-hitter books for autumn 2022, from Maggie O’Farrell to Cormac McCarthy
It’s going to be a vintage autumn for fiction, with new novels from some of our finest writers. Here’s our essential guide

Alex Preston

21, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Once more with feeling: why time loop stories keep coming back
From Groundhog Day to Russian Doll, fiction in which characters replay their lives have great appeal – especially now, when a slew of time-travel novels are set to be released

Gillian McAllister

10, May, 2022 @1:58 PM

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The Guardian view on Jack Reacher: enduring appeal
Editorial: A new TV series shows the laconic hero dispatch the bad guys with balletic ease. If only real life were like that


09, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Jojo Moyes: ‘I frequently don’t finish books. I feel it’s mean to name them, though’
The novelist on her love of telling stories, early reading trauma and laughing out loud mid-air

Jojo Moyes

07, Feb, 2020 @9:58 AM

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Top 10 books about new beginnings
From Virginia Woolf to Lorrie Moore and Diana Wynne Jones, fresh starts provide an endless source of inspiration for fiction

Jaclyn Moriarty

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Fearless, free and feminist: the enduring appeal of Jack Reacher
From Kate Atkinson to Haruki Murakami, the fast-paced Jack Reacher books have a host of obsessive fans. As a new thriller is released, we investigate the magnetism of Lee Child’s antihero

Charlotte Higgins

18, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson review – the return of Jackson Brodie
The melancholy private detective is back for a tale of sordid crimes on the Yorkshire coast, with a sprinkle of postmodernism

Sam Leith

26, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Kate Atkinson: ‘I live to entertain. I don’t live to teach or preach or to be political’
After the success of Life After Life and A God in Ruins, the novelist shares why she is enjoying writing more as she gets older – and the return of detective Jackson Brodie

Lisa Allardice

15, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson review – Jackson Brodie’s back
Kate Atkinson returns to her wry crime fiction in a dark, sharp tale of exploitation

Stephanie Merritt

11, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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In brief: The Pact We Made; Transcription; Hiking With Nietzsche – review
A fascinating debut explores the life of a young Kuwaiti woman and Kate Atkinson’s MI5 spy revisits her war years

Ben East

10, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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