Atonement

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Random House, 2011 - Country life - 372 pages
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On the hottest day of summer in 1934, Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is her childhood friend, Robbie Turner. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have changed for ever: Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed an unimagined boundary, and Briony will have committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

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SPOILERS THROUGHOUT. This is probably the worst book I have ever read. I've read some fairly bad books - I've read Twilight - but this was something else. This was awful. Everything about it, from ... Read full review

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Atonement by Ian McEwan ★ ★ ★ I've been told that if you can get through the first part of this book, the second part is much more interesting. And I can see why. I listened to the audio of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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, Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar, Sweet Tooth and The Children Act.

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