What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? What if there were, in fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE MUSEUM
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. Ruby tells the story of the lives of the women in her family, painting a vivid and comic portrait of happiness and heartbreak. Whitbread Book of the Year Winner. Some explicit sexual content.
Three festive tales from the brilliant pen of Kate Atkinson, which offer a good introduction to the author's work and her quirky sense of humour.
A GOD IN RUINS
Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather, - navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.
Once it had been the great forest of Lythe. And here lived the Fairfaxes at Fairfax Manor. But over the centuries the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled too; now they live at the end of Hawthorne Close and are hardly a family at all. But Isobel Fairfax, knows about the past. She is sixteen and waiting for the return of her mother - whose disappearance is part of the mystery that still remains at the heart of the forest.
ONE GOOD TURN (X Rated)
People queuing for a show at the Edinburgh Festival witness a road-rage incident, which changes their lives. One innocent bystander, ex-police officer Jackson Brodie finds himself a suspect as subsequent events link the cast of characters. X rated, contains offensive language.