Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite writers. She observes characters so well and her dialogue between them is pitch perfect.
While the premise of this story could have been made quite fantastical and schmaltzy, Atkinson handled it deftly and without sentiment. I was hooked to each of Ursula's lives, never quite sure how the present one would differ from the last.
This is a book I will revisit so that I can read it more slowly, savouring the experience...now that I know how it ends!