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by Kate Atkinson

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Transcription by Kate Atkinson
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    Sep 2018, 352 pages
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    Apr 2019, 368 pages

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In Transcription, Kate Atkinson again exhibits her narrative mastery with an intriguing story of trust and betrayal set during and after World War II.

Over her two-decade-plus career, Kate Atkinson has reinvented herself as a writer several times by working in, and often bending, a variety of genres, from the family drama of her Whitbread Award–winning debut Behind the Scenes at the Museum, through her series of inventive crime novels starring police detective Jackson Brodie, and her literary master works about the Todd family during World War II. Now she's done it again with Transcription, an unconventional historical spy novel in which characters—not to mention readers—are never quite sure whom they can trust.

At the center of Transcription is Juliet Armstrong, who we meet for the first time in 1981, on the eve of the wedding of Charles and Diana. She's just been hit by a car on her way out of a concert hall—an experience that casts her mind back to other music, places, and people she's known. "...

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