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Life After Life: Introduction
Life After Life: Plot Summary
Life After Life: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Life After Life: Themes
Life After Life: Quotes
Life After Life: Characters
Life After Life: Symbols
Life After Life: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Kate Atkinson
Historical Context of Life After Life
Other Books Related to Life After Life
- Full Title: Life After Life
- When Written: 2010-2013
- Where Written: North Yorkshire, England
- When Published: 2013
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Historical Fiction
- Setting: England, Germany
- Climax: Ursula kills Adolf Hitler; Ursula is reunited with her brother Teddy after the war.
- Antagonist: Adolf Hitler
- Point of View: Third person
Extra Credit for Life After Life
A Sequel’s Structure. Life After Life’s companion book, A God in Ruins, follows the life of Ursula’s younger brother Teddy during and after World War II. The structure of that book, in contrast to Life After Life, follows a much more straightforward line.
An Award is in Order. Atkinson was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2011 for her services to literature.