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 19 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.


  • Christine I.

    Engaging from the first page, I love the way the book moves between the different generations and characters with ease. The complexity of her characters is also intriguing.

  • 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.

Behind The Scenes At The Museum

by Kate Atkinson

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