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Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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From the moment Ruby Lennox announces her own conception with the shout, "I exist!"--An event she attributes to the five pints of bitter her father drank--it is clear she won't leave anything out of the account of her Yorkshire family. She describes her great-grandmother's affair with a French photographer, her mother's dashed dreams of Hollywood glamor and her sister's unsuccessful attempt to upstage the queen of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Atkinson
ISBN: 0312139284 9780312139285 9780312150600 9780552996181 0552996181 0312150601
OCLC Number: 33133103
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Doubleday, 1995.
Awards: Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1995
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1995
Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1995
Description: 332 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Kate Atkinson.

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Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married.  Read more...

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"Delivers its jokes and its tragedies as efficiently as Dickens...outrageously funny on almost every page...will dazzle readers for years to come." -- Hilary Mantel London Review of Books "'A debut Read more...

 
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