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Atonement by Ian McEwan

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Atonement by Ian McEwan


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A story that begins with three young people in the garden of a country house on the hottest day of 1935, and ends with three profoundly changed lives. A depiction of love and war, class, childhood and England, that explores shame and forgiveness, atonement and the possibility of absolution.


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.

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SKU GOR000437884
Title Atonement
Author By (author) Ian McEwan
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2002
Page Number 384
ISBN 0099429799
ISBN13 9780099429791
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 2002. Shortlisted for Whitbread Prize (Fiction) 2001. Shortlisted for Booker Prize for Fiction 2001. Shortlisted for WHSmith Book Awards (Fiction) 2002.
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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