On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother Nora take refuge in the large mouldering house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. But strange things are happening. Why is Effie being followed? Is someone killing the old people? And where is the mysterious yellow dog?
By the bestselling author of the Whitbread prizewinner Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
" Beautifully written... brimming with quirky characters and original storytelling.... Kate Atkinson has struck gold with this unique offering." - "Time Out"
" Sends jolts of pleasure off the page... Atkinson's funniest foray yet... a work of Dickensian or even Shakespearean plenty."
- " The Scotsman"
" Funny, bold and memorable." - "The Times"
Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet and Emotionally Weird. Her most recent bestseller, Case Histories, won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster. Her new novel, One Good Turn, is available now from Doubleday.