Book
Dutch
Other formats
Accessible formats:

Achter de schermen

Kate Atkinson (author), Tineke Funhoff (translator)
Een jonge vrouw vertelt hoe ze opgroeit in een hard middenstandsgezin in de jaren vijftig in Engeland.
Title
Achter de schermen
Author
Kate Atkinson
Translator
Tineke Funhoff
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Behind the scenes at the museum
Edition
9
Publisher
Amsterdam: Olympus, 2013 | Other editions
331 p.
ISBN
9789046704189 (paperback)

Other formats:

Accessible formats:

Other languages:

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 35 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

Familiekroniek over het leven van vier generaties vrouwen in een Engels middenstandsgezin. Het begint met de conceptie van de hoofdpersoon en met haar ontwikkeling en waarnemingen ontvouwt zich ook het familieverhaal. Op levendige en humoristische wijze beleven we de alledaagse lotgevallen van de familie die in de Eerste en Tweede Wereldoorlog haar steentje bijdraagt. Door haar natuurlijke en boeiende wijze van vertellen bereikt de schrijfster dat we de gebeurtenissen herkennen en meebeleven. Goede karaktertekening. Dit boek werd in 1996 bekroond met de Whitbread Award. Zeer kleine druk.

About Kate Atkinson

CC BY 3.0 - Image by TimDuncan

Kate Atkinson (born 20 December 1951) is an English writer of novels, plays and short stories. She is known for creating the Jackson Brodie series of detective novels, which has been adapted into the BBC One series Case Histories. She won the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in 1995 in the Novels category for Behind the Scenes at the Museum, winning again in 2013 and 2015 under its new name the Costa Book Awards.

Early life

The daughter of a shopkeeper, Atkinson was born in York, the setting for several of her books. She studied English literature at the University of Dundee, gaining her master's degree in 1974. Atkinson subsequently studied for a doctorate in American literature, entitled "The post-modern American short story in its historical context". She failed at the viva (oral examination) stage. After leaving the university, she took on a variety of jobs from home help to lega…Read more on Wikipedia