Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
E. M. Forster says that the first thing all novels have in common is that they tell a story. In your experience, what else do novels do? Discuss examples from the novel you have studied.
In addition to telling a story, novels also communicate a vivid sense of experiences and attitudes to the reader. They do this by allowing the reader an insight into another person's,
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Through her handling of style and language, Atkinson creates a credible story. This is done through the strong communication of themes and characters. The reader is given a clear view of the lives and thoughts of the characters and an understanding of the reasons behind why they may have acted or reacted in a particular manner. Atkinson lets the reader be taken away from the time and place they live in and transports them magically.