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October 15, 2020|
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
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A Penguin Book Club Pick

From the bestselling author of Life After Life, a new novel that explores the repercussions of one young woman''s espionage work during World War II.


In 1940, eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit, and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.
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...
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Title:Transcription
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.4 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.3 X 6.5 X 1.4 in
Published:October 15, 2020
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385691529

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