BOOK OF THE WEEK: LIFE AFTER LIFE BY KATE ATKINSON
Recently long-listed for the Women Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), Kate Atkinson’s latest novel Life After Life – a departure from her hugely successful Jackson Brody series – deftly plays with chronology, history and even death. Ursula Todd is born in 1910 and immediately dies. But Ursula Todd is born in 1910 and lives to experience both World Wars. What if someone had an infinite number of chances to live her life? Would she eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny?