Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson

Ruby Lennox narrates this story of her life and her family. Funny, startling and often sad, she is the child of a woman who doesn't want kids, and a father who cheats. The book also slips backwards in time to take in the lives of her ancestors and the events that shaped their lives. The …

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Simon Jay’s Bastardography: a memoir of coming out, bullying, and bipolar disorder.

I first met Simon on a film shoot about 5 or 6 years ago. He was brought in as a writer, and I liked the way he was so intelligent and down to earth. He was funny. Catching a train back into central London together, he surprised me by making little quips about Australian politics …

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The Confessions Of A Failed Southern Lady by Florence King

I picked this book up almost accidentally. I love stories about women in the Southern states of America, they tend to be warm, funny stories that you can laugh and cry over and the women in them are good friends to each other. I think they call it GritLit, because the women have got grit, …

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