Which author has changed your mind about certain genres and subjects? Here we celebrate our favourite 'gateway' reads.
From crime to historical fiction, stories of espionage to time-travel, there is a book for everyone from one of our most unique and versatile writers, whose career turns 25 this year. Here's where to start.
From a powerful manifesto for change from student activist Greta Thunberg to the latest Jackson Brodie thriller, these five books filled us awe and excitement in June. Find out why they’re our must-reads for the month.
Introducing Big Sky, the fifth novel in the Jackson Brodie series from bestselling author Kate Atkinson. Private investigator Brodie has returned to his seaside village in Yorkshire, but despite the picturesque surrounds, there's something darker lurking behind the scenes, where old secrets and new lies are bound to intersect.
The first Jackson Brodie mystery since 2010's Started Early, Took My Dog, Big Sky will be published on 18 June 2019.
Kate Atkinson tells Sarah Shaffi how the curious case of 'perfect spy' Jack King inspired her book, Transcription.
Introducing Transcription, the magnificent new novel from bestselling, award-winning Kate Atkinson, author of a Life After Life and A God In Ruins.
From dark and foreboding classics to children's books that explore the cosmos, here are our favourite tales of time travel where characters get a chance the course of history.
Kate Atkinson talks about her Costa Novel Award-winning book, Life After Life
His name may sound like one of the American country singers he turns to for inspiration, but his soul is pure Yorkshireman
Kate Atkinson brings an antique silver hare, a Halifax Bomber and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to the Penguin Studio to talk about her latest book A God In Ruins with host Richard E Grant.
A God in Ruins is the follow-up to Kate Atkinson’s Costa Novel Award-winning Life After Life. In this extract from chapter one, we join Teddy before he embarks on his final flight as a WW2 bomber, and return to Sylvie’s beloved Fox Corner, the setting for Teddy and Ursula’s childhood
Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. She won the Costa Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her three critically lauded and prize-winning novels set around the Second World War are Life After Life, now an acclaimed BBC TV series starring Thomasin McKenzie, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award) and Transcription. Her bestselling literary crime novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie, Case Histories, One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog, became a BBC television series starring Jason Isaacs. Jackson Brodie later returned in the novel Big Sky. Her new novel, Shrines of Gaiety, is published in September 2022.
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