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When Will There Be Good News? By Kate Atkinson

When Will There Be Good News?

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Her wry humour, sharp eye for the quirks of human behaviour and subtle characterisation are a constant joy' Daily MailThe third Jackson Brodie novel, winner of Richard & Judy's Best Read : literary crime from the number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription.
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When Will There Be Good News?: (Jackson Brodie) by Kate Atkinson

'An exhilarating read. Her wry humour, sharp eye for the quirks of human behaviour and subtle characterisation are a constant joy' Daily Mail The third Jackson Brodie novel, winner of Richard & Judy's Best Read : literary crime from the number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription. In a quiet corner of rural Devon, a six-year-old girl witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a G.P. But her employer has disappeared with her baby, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is a former acquaintance - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

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When Will There Be Good News? Reviews


"By becoming a crime writer she has - in a way that other "literary" types may wish to note - become a better literary writer than ever: funny, bracingly intelligent and delightfully prickly ... Kate Atkinson is that rarest of beasts, a genuinely surprising novelist" Guardian "Atkinson's genius is her sure control of plot ... immaculately - even lovingly - paced, and it is a measure of Atkinson's talent that I read it in one sitting ... insightful, often funny, life-affirming" Sunday Telegraph "An exhilarating read. Her wry humour, sharp eye for the quirks of human behaviour and subtle characterisation are a constant joy...with writing of this quality, there is good news on every page" Daily Mail "An intricately crafted tale of coincidence and fate, love and longing. From the get-go, Atkinson's pitch-perfect ear for dialogue is apparent ... As in the best crime fiction, dramatic events and unexpected twists abound, but Atkinson subverts the genre by refusing to neatly tie up every thread. And while there is plenty of blood and bitterness, redemption and resolve are well represented too. Good news all around" Independent "Atkinson's world is full of bizarre accidents and meaningless murders, but she celebrates love, laughter and literature so wholeheartedly that I cheered aloud. She is one of the most eccentric of crime writers, and perhaps the sanest. Everybody should read her" Telegraph

About Kate Atkinson


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 prizewinning novels set around World War II are Life After Life, A God in Ruins (both winners of the Costa Novel Award), and Transcription. She was appointed MBE for services to literature in 2011. 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 returns in her new novel Big Sky.

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GOR000941744
When Will There Be Good News?: (Jackson Brodie) by Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson
Jackson Brodie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2009-01-02
480
0552772453
9780552772457
Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Richard and Judy's Best Read of the Year 2009 Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009 Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009
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