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Normal Rules Don't Apply

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 24/08/2023
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Normal Rules Don't Apply
The perfect short story collection!
Another brilliant book by one of Britain's best contemporary fiction writers. In Normal Rules Don't Apply, Kate Atkinson flexes her literary muscles to cre... READ MORE
Jan at Leeds
Normal Rules Don't Apply
Immersive, thought-provoking and beautiful
This was my first time reading a Kate Atkinson book and I can now see why there is such an obsession and love for her writing! Throughout this book I was c... READ MORE
Sophie Baker
Normal Rules Don't Apply
Even if you don't usually choose short stories, I woul press this into your hands
These are interlinked short stories with some characters cropping up in various stories. I am not inclined generally to read many short stories, but it's K... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy

Synopsis

One of the world's great storytellers conjures a captivating new book. In this first full collection since Not the End of the World, we meet a queen who makes a bargain she cannot keep; a secretary who watches over the life she has just left; and a man whose luck changes when a horse speaks to him. Witty and wise, with subtle connections between the stories, Normal Rules Don't Apply is a startling, and funny feast for the imagination. In Kate Atkinson's world nothing is over until 'the talking dog speaks.'

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780857529183
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 442g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 25 mm

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Normal Rules Don't Apply
Short Stories
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. This is an excellent collection of connected short stories. Some will make you laugh, some will mak... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Normal Rules Don't Apply
Twists and turns in a cornucopia of tales
Kate Atkinson is a consummate storyteller; over recent years she has written some of the finest contemporary English literature. The creation of short stor... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Normal Rules Don't Apply
A fantastic collection
Five stars for this creative, interconnected group of short stories, by one of the UK‘s most gifted authors. I’m really getting into short stories, and whe... READ MORE
Celia Short
Normal Rules Don't Apply
Normal Rules Don’t Apply is an incredibly strong, enjoyable collection with memorable characters.
Normal Rules Don’t Apply is a collection of skilfully-written (well, who would expect anything less from Kate Atkinson?) short stories. I don’t generally r... READ MORE
Laura Nazmdeh
Normal Rules Don't Apply
Kate Atkinson does it again.
Kate Atkinson is the author of my all time favourite book and I read everything she writes. I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to read Normal Rul... READ MORE
Tamsin Preece
Normal Rules Don't Apply
A fine collection
Following on from the monumental and epic Shrines of Gaeity, Kate Atkinson returns with a new collection of interlinked short stories. There is much to ad... READ MORE
Ben Dutton
Normal Rules Don't Apply
Some bite size treats from Kate Atkinson
I don't usually like short stories - I find that they draw you in and then drop you just as you start the care about the characters. But this wonderful col... READ MORE
Debra Davidson-Smith
Normal Rules Don't Apply
thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable
Normal Rules Don’t Apply is a collection of eleven interconnected short stories by award-winning, best-selling British author, Kate Atkinson. While the con... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
Normal Rules Don't Apply
A fun collection
The warning "Normal rules don't apply" is given in Spellbound, one of the more obviously fairytale-like of the stories in this book, but it could well appl... READ MORE
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