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Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
  

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Serena Frome, in her final year at Cambridge, is being groomed for MI5. She is sent on a secret mission - Operation Sweet Tooth - Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom?

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Synopsis

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

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.


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Reviews

'Riveting... Delicious... Gripping' Guardian Sweet

'Tooth takes the expectations and tropes of the Cold War thriller and ratchets up the suspense, while turning it into something else... A well-crafted pleasure to read, its smooth prose and slippery intelligence sliding down like cream' -- Amanda Craig, Independent

'A thoroughly clever novel...a sublime novel about novels, about writing them and reading them and the spying that goes on in doing both...very impressive...rich and enjoyable' -- Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times

'Gloriously readable and, at times, wickedly funny -- Arminta Wallace' Irish Times

'Playful, comic... This is a great big Russian doll of a novel, and in its construction - deft, tight, exhilaratingly immaculate - is a huge part of its pleasure...exerts a keen emotional pull' -- Julie Myerson Observer

About the Author

Ian McEwan

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2013

Author

Ian McEwan

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www.ianmcewan.com/

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099578789

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