17 September 2018
Custom-made weekend bag to celebrate the publication of Kate Atkinson’s Transcription

To celebrate the publication of Transcription by Kate Atkinson, we have partnered with bespoke embroidery designer Lisa Macario to create a one-off bag design inspired by the book.

‘Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this. And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girl's Own adventure.’

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever.

Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is the magnificent new novel from bestselling, award-winning author Kate Atkinson, out on 6th September in hardback..

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This giveaway will end 31 October 2018 and is open to UK residents only. For more info see the terms and conditions below.

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