Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Being an avid reader I was interested to learn that theThe Telegraph newspaper has partnered with WHSmith to offer readers another novel. This time readers have the chance to obtain the Costa Coffee award winning novel Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, for just £2.99 instead of the RRP £7.99) between Thursday, January 30, 2014 and Wednesday, February 5, 2014, or  by presenting one of the printed vouchers published in the paper on Thursday, January 30, or Saturday, February 1. 2013.

The novel follows the exploits of Ursula Todd and has-a premise similar to Groundhog Day and asks What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? it features a baby born during a snowstorm in England 1910 who tragically perishes before drawing it’s first breath, whilst the same baby is born elsewhere in England during a snowstorm and survives

The novel asks what if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

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