Ian McEwan - Author

About the Author

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement and Saturday.

Featured books by Ian McEwan

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. This book is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2014

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. Britain is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism. Serena Frome is being groomed for MI5. Serena is sent on a secret mission which brings her into the world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.

First Love, Last Rites

First Love, Last Rites

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/1998

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

Other books by Ian McEwan

First Love, Last Rites

First Love, Last Rites

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

My Purple Scented Novel

My Purple Scented Novel

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2018

`You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade...You'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline... I don't deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don't intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.' A jewel of a book: a brand new short story from the author of Atonement. My Purple Scented Novel follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed, published to celebrate Ian McEwan's 70th birthday.

My Purple Scented Novel

My Purple Scented Novel

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of My Purple Scented Novel written and read by Ian McEwan.'You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade...You'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline... I don't deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don't intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.'A jewel of a book: a brand new short story from the author of Atonement. My Purple Scented Novel follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed, published to celebrate Ian McEwan's 70th birthday.

My Purple Scented Novel

My Purple Scented Novel

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2018

A jewel of a short story from the author ofAtonement and Nutshell';My Purple Scented Novel' follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed. Published to celebrate Ian McEwan's 70th birthday. ';You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade. . . . You'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline. . . . I don't deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don't intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.'

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2018

Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

Nutshell

Nutshell

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.

Nutshell

Nutshell

Author: Ian McEwan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2016

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.

Nutshell

Nutshell

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Traducere din limba engleza si note de Virgil StanciuIn 1998 romanul Amsterdam a fost incununat cu Booker Prize cel mai important premiu literar britanic. Amsterdam poate fi citit ca o parabola despre zadarni­cia eforturilor omenesti despre prietenie justitie morala creativitate despre moarte. Structura narativa prea simetrica este estompata de ironia subtextuala si de stilul cind acid cind elegiac al relatarii.

Solar

Solar

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Michael Beard este un fizician premiat cu Nobel, care in ultimii douazeci de ani a trait de pe urma reputatiei sale. Tine prelegeri peste tot in lume la preturi costisitoare, isi imprumuta numele si titlul diverselor institute de stiinta si conduce o initiativa a guvernului de a rezolva problema incalzirii globale. Un afemeiat fara scrupule, Beard se confrunta cu destramarea celei de-a cincea casnicii. Numai ca, de data asta, sotia este cea care are o relatie extraconjugala, iar el este inca indragostit de ea. Cand cele doua lumi ale personajului, cea profesionala si cea amoroasa, ajung sa se ciocneasca, apare la orizont o oportunitate care l-ar putea extrage din marasmul marital, salvandu-i cariera, dar si lumea, de la dezastrul mediului inconjurator. Solar este un roman intunecat, dezvaluind fragilitatea umana, aflata in fata celor mai presante si complexe probleme ale contemporaneitatii.

Pe plaja Chesil

Pe plaja Chesil

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2015

In vara anului 1962, cu putin inainte ca The Beatles sa devina faimosi, Edward si Florence se casatoresc in orasul universitar Oxford. Ceremonia decurge bine, serviciile sunt satisfacatoare, petrecerea, vesela si, in sfarsit, cei doi raman singuri. Sunt fericiti, poate un pic prea emotionati. Iau cina intr-un loc numit plaja Chesil, asteptand noaptea nuntii. Cu o acuratete innebunitoare, vom afla povestea acestei nopti, care, incalcand orice simt al firescului, nu se mai consuma. Cei doi tineri traiesc drama unei crize sexuale intr-o epoca in care conversatiile despre asemenea dificultati sunt imposibil de purtat. Edward si Florence sunt cu adevarat un cuplu ciudat. Amandoi inteligenti si educati, dar diferiti - poate nu neaparat in mod ireconciliabil, daca ar fi reusit sa vorbeasca sincer unul cu altul.

Legea copiilor

Legea copiilor

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Fiona Maye este judecatoare la High Court of Justice, sectia pentru cazurile de familie. Este faimoasa pentru inteligenta ei extraordinara, precizie si sensibilitate. Dar succesul profesional îi e umbrit de tristetile care o coplesesc tot mai des si de problemele domestice. Regretul de a nu avea copii o sfâsie, iar casnicia ei veche de treizeci de ani e în criza. Aceste detalii compun împrejurarile în care este chemata sa judece un caz urgent: Adam, un adolescent angelic în vârsta de saptesprezece ani, refuza tratamentul care i-ar putea salva viata, dar care contravine credintelor lui religioase. Parintii evlaviosi par a fi portavocea dorintelor baiatului. Timpul se scurge. Oare tribunalul laic ar trebui sa ignore devotiunea sincera a baiatului? Ca sa ia o decizie, Fiona îl viziteaza pe Adam la spital – o întâlnire care reaprinde în ea sentimente pe care le credea de mult uitate. Hotarârea ei va avea consecinte profunde asupra vietilor amândurora.

Mangaieri straine

Mangaieri straine

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2015

Aflati în vacanta într-o posibila Venetie, Mary si Colin devin din ce în ce mai plictisiti unul de celalalt, pierduti pe vechile si întortocheatele stradute ale orasului. Într-o noapte, îl întâlnesc pe Robert, un strain enigmatic, insistent, exagerat de amabil. Încetul cu încetul, Mary si Colin devin prizonierii fanteziilor violente si ai obsesiilor acestuia. Mângâieri straine a fost ecranizat în 1990 de regizorul Paul Schrader, cu Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson si Helen Mirren în rolurile principale.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

One of the Top 10 Lovereading Reader Review Panel Summer Read selections. This book is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

Comfort Of Strangers

Comfort Of Strangers

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

Child In Time

Child In Time

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.

Cement Garden

Cement Garden

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves...

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

Black Dogs

Black Dogs

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday, only to encounter an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives for ever.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2014

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

The Children Act

The Children Act

Author: Ian McEwan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/09/2014

Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out. Should the secular court overrule sincerely held faith? In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan, Claire Messud Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone. From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.

The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2014

I did not kill my father, but sometimes I felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that it coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared with what followed. I am only including the little story of his death to explain how my sisters and I came to have such a large quantity of cement at our disposal. In the relentless summer heat, four children retreat into an isolated world left to them by their parents and attempt to create their own version of a family. Ian McEwan's first novel, The Cement Garden, written in 1978, explores coming-of-age, burgeoning sexuality and the distortions of a fourteen-year-old mind. David Aula and Jimmy Osborne's stage adaptation approaches the horror of the story through the innocent eyes of children, and encourages an audience to remember the games, irreverence, and shadows of their youth: to remember and reinvent their sense of invincibility. The Cement Garden received its world premiere as part of Vault Festival Waterloo, on 28 January 2014.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2013

The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. Britain is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism. Serena Frome is being groomed for MI5. Serena is sent on a secret mission which brings her into the world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Author: Ian McEwan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/08/2012

Ian McEwan's mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty audiobook of betrayal and intrigue, love, and the invented self. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a `secret mission' which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one. The Sweet Tooth audiobook is beautifully narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

I cannot remember the last time I read a novel so beautifully written or utterly compelling from the very first page . (Bill Bryson, Sunday Times ). One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness. Hypnotically readable . ( Sunday Telegraph ).

Solar

Solar

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, SOLAR is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.A story of one man's greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers.

Solar

Solar

Author: Ian McEwan Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/03/2010

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster. Ranging from the Arctic Circle to the deserts of New Mexico, SOLAR is a serious and darkly satirical novel, showing human frailty struggling with the most pressing and complex problem of our time.A story of one man's greed and self-deception, it is a profound and stylish new work from one of the world's great writers.

For You

For You

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Charles Frieth, pre-eminent composer, conductor and prodigious womaniser, is preparing for a performance of one of his early works, and the world premiere of Demonic Aubade. Obstinate and myopic, he is oblivious to the growing turmoil around him; his wife's poor health and sadness; the exhausted efforts of his secretary, and the destructive passion of his housekeeper, Maria. As the first performance draws near, the maestro is suddenly awoken to the chaos, and as Charles struggles to regain control of his life, a terrible tragedy begins to unfold.

On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2007

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2007

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

Atonement: York Notes Advanced

Atonement: York Notes Advanced

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2006

Do you want a better understanding of the text? Do you want to know what the critics say? Do you want to know how to improve your grade? Whatever you want, York Notes can help. York Notes Advanced offers a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts. Key Features: Summaries with detailed commentaries Extended commentaries on key passages Discussion of themes and literary techniques Author biography Historical and literary background Check the net/film/book features Glossary of literary terms Self-test questions

Black Dogs

Black Dogs

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2005

In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday, only to encounter an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives for ever.In 1946, a young couple set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they plan an idyllic holiday, only to encounter an experience of darkness so terrifying it alters their lives for ever. Read by Steven Mackintosh.

Child in Time

Child in Time

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2005

This beautifully haunting book by Booker winner Ian McEwan won a 1987 Whitbread PrizeThe Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, takes his 3-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself.

Innocent

Innocent

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2005

Into the divided city of Berlin comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in a plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life - and to lose his unwanted innocence.The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life - and to lose his unwanted innocence. The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening - a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2005

The publication of Atonement cemented Ian McEwan's reputation as one of the most exciting and accomplished writers of his generation. From its breath-taking opening section, telling the events of a fateful summer's day in 1935, McEwan unravels a tale of love and war that breaks the heart, even as the master novelist's provocative twists of form dazzle the senses.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The story of how an ordinary man can be driven to the brink of murder by another's delusions, by the winner of the 1998 Booker Prize.One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects,could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

A modern morality tale taking a swipe at jealousy, revenge, greed and the power of the press.In this contemporary morality tale, as profound as it is witty, two old friends meet to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence, one as Britain's most successful modern composer, the other as editor of a quality broadsheet.In the days that follow Molly's funeral the two friends will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits and one of Molly's other lovers, the Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister, will have to fight for his political life.

Saturday

Saturday

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The stunning new novel from the Booker Prize winning novelist.Saturday, February 15, 2003 - Henry Perowne wakes before dawn to find himself already in motion, drawn to the window of his bedroom. He is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind, and proud father of two grown-up children. What troubles Perowne as he stands at his window is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the attacks on New York and Washington eighteen months before.Later during this particular Saturday morning, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive, young man, on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him.Towards the end of a day rich in incident Baxter appears at the Perowne home during a family reunion - with extraordinary consequences.

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2005

The stunning new novel from the Booker Prize winning novelist.Available for the first time as a downloadable audio file.On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge.By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2004

One windy spring day in the Chilterns, Joe Rose's calm, organized life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon, Rose reflects, could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Rose, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Rose's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

Rose Blanche

Rose Blanche

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Rose Blanche was the name of a group of young German citizens who, at their peril, protested against the war. Like them, Rose observes all the changes going on around her which others choose to ignore. She watches as the streets of her small German town fill with soldiers. One day she sees a little boy escaping from the back of a truck, only to be captured by the mayor and shoved back into it. Rose follows the truck to a desolate place out of town, where she discovers many other children, staring hungrily from behind an electric barbed wire fence. She starts bringing the children food, instinctively sensing the need for secrecy, even with her mother. Until the tide of the war turns and soldiers in different uniforms stream in from the East, and Rose and the imprisoned children disappear for ever . . .

Atonement

Atonement

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2002

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/1999

***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE*** Two old friends - Cline Linley and Vernon Halliday - meet at the funeral of gorgeous, witty Molly Lane. Both men had been Molly's lovers years before their dazzling success; Clive is Britain's most eminent modern composer and Vernon is the editor of the respected broadsheet, The Judge. In the weeks that follow, Clive and Vernon's lives become bound together in ways neither could have imagined. Two dubious moral decisions and a pact made in extremis lead them both to the heart of Amsterdam.

Black Dogs

Black Dogs

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/1998

In 1946, June and Bernard set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they had planned an idyllic holiday, but in France they witness an event that alters the course of their lives entirely. Forty years on, their son-in-law is trying to uncover the cause of their estrangement and is led back to this moment on honeymoon and an experience of such darkness it was to wrench the couple apart.

The Innocent

The Innocent

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/1998

Into a Berlin wrenched between East and West, comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life. The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening - a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/1998

One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Joe, something passes between them - something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Joe's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

The Child In Time

The Child In Time

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/1997

Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch `Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty' Benedict Cumberbatch On a routine trip to the supermarket with his daughter one Saturday morning, Stephen Lewis, a well-known writer of children's books, turns his back momentarily. When he looks around again, his child is gone. In a single moment, everything is changed. The kidnapping has a devastating effect on Stephen's life and marriage. Memories and the present become inseparable - as Stephen gets lost in daydreams of the past - and time bends back on itself, dragging Stephen's own childhood back into the present.

The Comfort Of Strangers

The Comfort Of Strangers

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/1997

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

In Between the Sheets

In Between the Sheets

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/1997

A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object of one of his victim's vengeful fantasies. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress - passive, yet beautiful - but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair. And an ape reflects on the relationship with a young female writer, mourning their fading love and musing on the fateful deceptions of art. In these seven stories of dream-like lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision.

The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/1997

In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves...

First Love, Last Rites

First Love, Last Rites

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/1998

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

The Daydreamer

The Daydreamer

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/1995

In these seven interlinked stories the grown-up Peter reveals the secret journeys, metamorphoses and adventures of his childhood. Living somewhere between dream and reality Peter experiences magical transformations when he swaps bodies with William, the family cat, the baby Kenneth and, in the final story, wakes up as a twelve-year-old inside a grown-up body and experiences the adventure of falling in love.

The Daydreamer

The Daydreamer

Author: Ian McEwan Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/1995

Peter Fortune is a daydreamer. He's a quiet ten year old who can't help himself from dropping out of reality and into the amazing world of his vivid imagination. His daydreams are fantastic and fascinating - only in the bizarre and disturbing world of dreams can he swap bodies with the family cat and his baby cousin, Kenneth, or wipe out his entire family with vanishing cream.

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