Cart
Free Shipping in the UK
Proud to be B-Corp

Normal Rules Don't Apply Kate Atkinson

Normal Rules Don't Apply By Kate Atkinson

Normal Rules Don't Apply by Kate Atkinson


£14.39
New RRP £18.99
Condition - New
40+ in stock

Normal Rules Don't Apply Summary

Normal Rules Don't Apply by Kate Atkinson

The first story collection from Kate Atkinson in twenty years, Normal Rules Don't Apply is a dazzling array of eleven interconnected tales from the bestselling author of Shrines of Gaiety and Life After Life

In this first full collection since Not the End of the World, we meet a queen who makes a bargain she cannot keep; a secretary who watches over the life she has just left; a man whose luck changes when a horse speaks to him.

With clockwork intricacy, inventiveness and sharp social observation, Kate Atkinson conjures a feast for the imagination, a constantly changing multiverse in which nothing is quite as it seems.

____________

Praise for Kate Atkinson:

'Inexhaustibly ingenious' HILARY MANTEL

'Simply one of the best writers working today, anywhere in the world' GILLIAN FLYNN

'A brilliant and profoundly original writer' RACHEL CUSK

'Atkinson is a novelist of unrivalled immediacy, authority, and skill' FINANCIAL TIMES

'Atkinson has a plotter's mind: intricate, clever, satisfying' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'One of our finest novelists' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'Kate Atkinson is an international treasure: She creates characters with the ease of Agatha Christie, makes narratives out of mysteries and mystery out of narrative, and has written some of the most memorable scenes and dialogue I've encountered in the past decade' VANITY FAIR

'I can think of few writers who can make the ordinary collide with the extraordinary to such beguiling effect' OBSERVER

'One of the country's most innovative, exciting and intelligent authors.' SCOTSMAN

Normal Rules Don't Apply Reviews

What really binds these stories is their underlying theme, which has perhaps always been Atkinson's true subject: the nature of storytelling itself. She can be very funny, but she is highly serious about the idea that human existence is bound up with words... If you're thinking about what fiction means, no invocation could be more thought-provoking or ironically complex * Times Literary Supplement *
Here you will find lots of tricks, lots of playfulness, clever narrative engineering. It really works and keeps you on your toes. She is very funny * BBC Radio 4 Front Row *
Dazzling ... Most striking of all is the abiding sense of infectious, slightly bonkers fun. * Reader's Digest *
A deftly interconnected short-story collection [that is] varied and inventive * i Newspaper *
Funny, erudite and profound * Excelle Magazine *

About Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of the world's foremost novelists. Her most recent novel, Shrines of Gaiety, set in the aftermath of the First World War, is a Sunday Times bestseller. She won the Whitbread 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, an acclaimed 2022 BBC TV series, 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. Kate Atkinson was awarded an MBE in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Additional information

NGR9780857529183
9780857529183
0857529188
Normal Rules Don't Apply by Kate Atkinson
New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2023-08-24
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Normal Rules Don't Apply