Behind The Scenes At The Museum

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kate Atkinson

Narrated By: Susan Jameson

Publisher: Transworld Digital

Date: November 2014

Duration: 12 hours 18 minutes


Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby...
Ruby tells the story of The Family, from the day at the end of the nineteenth century when a travelling French photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children, like flowers in amber, to the startling, witty, and memorable events of Ruby's own life.


  • Chi C.

    Just brilliant, so funny, I was laughing all way through. Very realistic and truthful writing. Bursting with characater - the yorkshire-ness is spot on. My family are yorkshire folk and the language and way of life is so reminiscent of my grandparents . I highly reccomend this book. The narrator is so good particularly at accents and the nuances of the different children. There are no fairytale endings or fancifulness here - its honest, often brutal and vivid, a very accurate depiction of british life at this time and Kate Atkinson really gets inside the minds and intentions of the characters.