by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.


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 forever. 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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Book Condition

Used – Okay




375 pages, 13×20 cm


January 1, 2002 by Vintage Books / First published in 2001


Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction, Romance


Booker Prize Nominee (2001),
James Tait Black Memorial Prize Nominee for Fiction (2001),
Whitbread Award Nominee for Novel (2001),
WH Smith Literary Award (2002),
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (2002),
Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2002),
Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize) for Internationale Belletristik (2003),
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2002),
Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in South Asia and Europe (2002),
Premi Llibreter de narrativa Nominee (2003),
International Dublin Literary Award Nominee (2003)



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