Kate Atkinson

As well as unwrapping things and drinking and eating things over Christmas I have been reading One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson. Like her earlier novel, When Will There Be Good News, it is set in Edinburgh. If you don’t know the City, don’t let that put you off, her descriptions are excellent. When I first saw the books I ignored them, their titles looked too “Mills and Boon”. I was wrong. They are about as “Mills and Boon” as Mein Kampf.
The author introduces a lot of characters in the first few chapters of these novels. I have never been particularly good with names so I had to do a bit of re-reading, but it was well worth it. Don’t stop writing, Kate. Your books are a breath of fresh air.

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