Paperback Published on: 21/03/2019
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Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this. And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girls' Own Adventure. 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 both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a 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 this country's most exceptional writers.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552776653
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 283g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 25 mm

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So I asked the publishers for a proof copy of this book because people always rave about how amazing Kate Atkinson is. And the copy they sent me was beauti... READ MORE
Wonderful!! Loved it x
I fell in love with this book. Such a great story.
Orla Watson
40's and 50's Spy Thriller.
This is my first Kate Atkinson novel, I had heard her novels were brilliant and this one was just as good. An enjoyable read.
Ian Paternoster
Transcription (Hardback)
To be honest I don't always like Kate's books but Transcription is superb, you live the characters, share their lives hidden and overt. Lily the dog is a b... READ MORE
Graham Holland
A novel of wartime espionage and more in a woman's life
A novel of wartime in the hands of Kate Atkinson becomes a message that the effects of the Second World War lasted a long time, and the effects were not ob... READ MORE