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Winner of the Book of the Year and Author of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.
A heartbreaking novel that is beautifully written. So much can be undone by what is left unsaid and McEwan is a master at conveying this.
In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come. This is a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
McEwan’s brilliance as a novelist lies in his ability to isolate discrete moments in life and invest them with incredible significance - Tim Adams, Observer
McEwan’s style is lean and clear…every sentence feels carefully crafted, the words all perfectly in place - John Harding, Daily Mail
Publication date: 14/10/2009
Publication date: 03/01/2008
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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.More About Ian McEwan