• "Wonderful...exquisite...devastating"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Exquisitely crafted"

    Evening Standard
  • "Superb... The protagonists have everything to lose, and their faltering journey towards a point of no return is conjured into life my McEwan with irresistible subtlety, tact and force"

    Financial Times
  • "On Chesil Beach is more than an event. It is a masterpiece"

    Karl Miller, Times Literary Supplement
  • "This is McEwan's mature style, one we have come to recognise from Atonement and Saturday. It is a polished, civilised style, and very distant from the shock tactics of his early work... McEwan brings Florence and Edward touchingly alive for us; and their seriousness, their idealism, and their desire for love draw us towards them"

    Natasha Walter, Guardian