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TranscriptionA story of WWII espionage betrayal and loyalty by the bestselling author of Life After Life In eighteen year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage Sent to an obscure department of MI tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers she discovers the work to be. 2 oh my disappointing starsI do like Atkinson's novels so when this one popped up I was anxious to begin turning pages Unfortunately the anticipation for this novel went south as I become bogged down in a uneven plot and the flipping of time elements This is a book I should have loved It had everything World War 2 a strong intelligent woman espionage London all the things that make for a poignant novel So what went wrongFor me I just could not connect with any of the characters They were choppy figures that seemed to drift about as I wondered exactly why they did what they did There really didn't seem to be much of a plot and though I am sure Ms Atkinson did her due diligence on the topic it just fell ever so flat It was hard for me to maintain attention and though I did skim a bit and found myself adverse to continuing at times wishing and hoping it would get betterSo for me this novel just didn't come together I am hoping Ms Atkinson does continue to write for she does it so wellThank you to my local library for a copy of this book

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T finds herself once under threat A bill of reckoning is due and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without conseuence 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. ''In wartime truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies'' Winston Churchill 1950 Juliet is a BBC producer responsible for the children's zone Intelligent energetic and a talented writer she tries to make History interesting for the young ones She should know for her relationship to the Lady with the Book that chronicles the course of the human race has been extremely turbulent If we travel back in time in 1940 specifically we'll see Juliet reluctantly working for the country a spy for MI5 And now traces of her former life have returned to show our heroine that the past is a war without an endKate Atkinson leads us to one of the most eventful eras in History The nightmare of WWII is about to break out We join a suad created to capture members of the British aristocracy that dreams of a fascist future siding with Hitler Young women infiltrate their circle to prevent evil and transcriptions are used to set up a defense against a very sneaky enemy Identities must change facades must be created victims are inevitable and at times expendable But how can you go on with your life once this comes to an end Juliet has made her choices in a life that allows no emotions No friends no loved ones No one to trust no name no past Atkinson writes in a way that is direct and ''literary'' and creates a novel that becomes so much than a spy story This is a novel about a young woman who tries to obey the country's call and uses her wit without abandoning her principles or her kindness ''Still the fog had lifted overnight and now Juliet could see the beginning of buds on the trees and even above the noise of London traffic she could hear that the birds were singing their tiny hearts out getting ready for spring They are all feathers she thought'' The setting is superbly crafted The dark atmosphere of the impending war that suffocates London the rebirth of the 50s the impact of the Cold War in the capital are used to great effect and the era comes alive through the pages I loved the bookish references and the trivia of the British Theatre during the golden days of the radio plays London becomes a character in every novel set in the metropolis and Transcription is no exception It definitely matches the personality of our heroine Juliet is gloomy thoughtful and mysterious but it is the momentary instances of sunshine make her such a complex and fascinating character surrounded by an exciting cast of espionage journalism and British realityDark sarcastic gloomy compulsively readable this novel is my introduction to Kate Atkinson's work and it is certain to find itself among my favourite reads of the year '''History should always have a plot Juliet thought as she slushed and burned Morna Treadwell's deathly words How else can you make sense of it'' My reviews can also be found on

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Transcription Free read ↠ 7 ☆ [KINDLE] ❅ Transcription ❦ Kate Atkinson – A story of WWII espionage betrayal and loyalty by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life In 1940 eighteen year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage Sent to a A story of WWII espionage betrayal andBy turns both 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 Julie. Not all of Kate Atkinson’s novels have been what she calls historical fiction but the last several have been This novel may hew closest to the truth though like she says in the Author’s Note at the end she wrenched open history and stuffed it with imaginative reconstruction at least one fantasy for each fact The author tells us afterward what her intentions were we have uestions—that’s inevitable—and instead of farming out possible answers to various reviewers she’s just blunt with us what we’d been wondering about There is something comparable in theatre when the actors takes off their masks for the final bow and we all celebrate togetherAtkinson returns to the Second World War periodic releases from the National Archives of secrets from that time fueling her creative process When she discovers true fact an ordinary seeming bank clerk was a major cog in rounding up British supporters of Nazis her story had a frame When she discovered true fact hundreds and hundreds of pages of transcripts of conversations of dissident groups in London her story had a heartWhat Kate Atkinson does is not necessarily uniue using historical documents to create fiction but what she does with it is uniue Her style tone and characters are recognizably hers She is funny one knows there are people out there whose droll delivery of witty responses to ordinary uestions is uintessentially British but we don’t come across it enough Atkinson can do repartee By now Atkinson may be incapable now of writing a straightforward fiction with a chronological timeline This novel has only three time periods to work with and really only one central character which simplifies the action enough that I only had to reread an earlier section once This was partly due to my surprise maybe a little resentment and finally pleasure at being taken out of the action at what seemed like a critical momentagain She’d done that to me in the previous section as well I was burrowed in like a tick and am yanked to a later earlier whatever time Atkinson manages to satisfy and confound a reader at the same time Atkinson’s characters always have the ‘ghost of Jackson Brodie’ about them This is a very good thing considering how much we liked Brodie and wouldn’t mind having him resurrected We could make the case that the main character in this novel Juliet Armstrong is a female Jackson Brodie—honest and therefore vulnerable she doesn’t have so high an opinion of herself that she is insufferable In the end she is well able to take care of herself She’s smart and a very good liar but keeps herself a little distant After all who can one trustAt eighteen Juliet is parentless her mother's death had revealed that there was no metaphor too ostentatious for grief Young and alone Juliet was not however callow She lied like crazy through a job interview with a flippant and overly inuisitive young man who interviewed her for a job which she was surprised she got Later she learned he'd known every lie and appreciated the ease with which she misled him This book is about spies spies working in the service of the British government or so we believe What is special is that we see what is British about them—what is ordinary patriotic courageous honorable But we also see a nation at war and we see duplicity hunger ambition pettiness Then we lay over that the work of the other nations at war France Germany Russia the United States and a few exceptional people emerge alive not unscathed but breathing at the end The tension comes when we are not sure who will remain standingAt