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  • Book: Started Early, Took my Dog
  • Location: Leeds
  • Author: Kate Atkinson

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The wonder of Atkinson’s novels has been their joie de vivre, extraordinary given the high incidence of violent death. An irrepressible exuberance shines throughout, as well as a reliance on coincidence and resistance to neat resolution, both of which run counter to the standard pleasures of the crime genre. However, parts of Started Early, Took My Dog are bitterly bleak, world-weary and almost elegiac in tone, conscious of approaching ends as well as mysterious beginnings. The Guardian

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