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Kate Atkinson wins the Costa Prize for Best Novel 2013

Kate Atkinson has won the best novel prize at the Costa Book Awards 2013 for the novel Life after Life, the second time she picks up the prize. 

Sadly, I couldn’t get excited by this book and gave it up. I liked the idea of being given another chance and the role coincidences play in our lives, but I found myself nodding off in between the various rebirths. Too bad. Here is the blurb to give you an idea what is it about.

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. 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?

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Atkinson won the same prize in 1995 for her debut novel Behind The Scenes At The Museum.