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5.0 out of 5 stars A Reminder that we were all childern once, 11 Mar 2001
This review is from: Behind The Scenes At The Museum (Mass Market Paperback)
This story isn't only seen through the eyes of a child, it is a deep complex book which needs to be read over again for the reader to actually see the complexity of Atkinson's story. It is one of those rare books which draws you in and creates a 3,4,even 5D image of its chracters. A real family saga, as well as a glimps into the mind of a growing girl, who is not only dealing with her own life, but with her mother, father and sisters - who are all more than interesting and complex characters, who we feel we know. This is a beautiful story, it makes the reader feel part of the family. Atkinson has a witty, sad, reflective, style of narrative. A beautifully captured story - which dare i say it is a perfect addition to novels which are fundimentally about women, it gave me the very real impression that Atkinson wants to write about women for women, giving us history from the point of view of women. About family (amazing descriptions of family members), fasion (great references to 60's and her sisters love of beatles) WW2, and Ruby's own experiences until she reaches her own independance; which is all linked to her (mainly female) inheritance. Read this book and be prepared to laugh and cry, and laugh again.
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