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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409094494
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Not The End Of The World




A stunning collection of short stories by the three-times Costa prizewinner and number one bestseller winner Kate Atkinson.

I can think of few writers who can make the ordinary collide with the extraordinary to such beguiling effect...left me so fizzing with admiration' ObserverA stunning collection of short stories by the three-times Costa prizewinner Not the End of the World is Kate Atkinson's first collection of short stories. Playful and profound, they explore the world we think we know whilst offering a vision of another world which lurks just beneath the surface of our consciousness, a world where the myths we have banished from our lives are startlingly present and where imagination has the power to transform reality.

From Charlene and Trudi, obsessively making lists while bombs explode softly in the streets outside, to gormless Eddie, maniacal cataloguer of fish, and Meredith Zane who may just have discovered the secret to eternal life, each of these stories shows that when the worlds of material existence and imagination collide, anything is possible.

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409094494
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the author

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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Praise for Not The End Of The World

I can think of few writers who can make the ordinary collide with the extraordinary to such beguiling effect...left me so fizzing with admiration

Observer

An exceptionally funny, quirky and bold writer

Independent on Sunday

Moving and funny, and crammed with incidental wisdom

Sunday Times

Kate Atkinson is at her most adroit, imaginative and subversive in this dazzling new collection of semi-mythical short stories...exploding with mood-making inventiveness and Aktinson's trademark dark wit...she takes the short story to new and playful levels

The Scotsman

Exceptional...Sharp, witty and completely compelling

Daily Mail

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