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Kate Atkinson in Conversation
September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$12.50 – $40.00
Please join Ben McNally Books and Doubleday Canada as we celebrate the launch of the new novel Transcription by the talented Kate Atkinson.
Kate will take the stage at the Church of the Holy Trinity to talk about her writing process, her inspiration, and what makes her novels so unique. She will be joined in conversation by Rachel Giese, an audience Q & A will follow, and the event will conclude with book sales and a signing.
Thursday September 27
6 to 9pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
19 Trinity Square
General Admission: $12.50
Discounted Admission + Book: $40
Please reserve your spot here.
Juliet Armstrong is a dissatisfied radio producer in a 1950s London that is recovering from the war as much as she is. During World War Two, Juliet was conscripted into service, transcribing conversations between an MI5 agent and a ring of suspected German sympathizers. The seemingly dull work quickly plunged Juliet into a treacherous world of code words and secret meetings where Juliet herself was sent into the field. These moments of intrigue and romance feel like a lifetime ago as Juliet trudges through her commute her job and her new life. But as Juliet and the rest of London find ways to return to normal, her routine is upended by an encounter with a mysterious man from her past life.
Haunted by the relationships and actions of her past and facing a very real threat in the present, Juliet cannot escape the repercussions of her work for the government. With no other choice, Juliet is quickly pulled back into the life of espionage she thought she’d left behind. Kate Atkinson’s latest novel brings mid-century London to life in a gripping tale of deception and consequences.
Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. The international sensation Life After Life was one of The New York Times‘s 10 Best Books of 2013, won the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize. Her companion novel, A God in Ruins, also won the Costa Novel Award and was an international bestseller. Atkinson was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.