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  • A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read - The Sense of an Ending

    Daily Telegraph
  • Mesmerising... the concluding scenes grip like a thriller - a whodunit of memory and morality

  • A very fine book, skilfully plotted, boldly conceived... Barnes has achieved...something of universal importance

    Justin Cartwright, Observer
  • A precise, poignant portrait of the costs and benefits of time passing, of friendship, of love. A small masterpiece

    Erica Wagner, The Times
  • A wonderful story that is all too human and all so real

    Irish Times
  • An extremely moving, a precise book about the imprecision of memory and how it constructs people, stories and histories.

    Alasitair Bruce, Guardian
  • From the moment that we hear from the woodworm which snuck aboard Noah’s ark to the final pages of the novel, Barnes interrogates moral dilemmas and motivations. These tales could easily be read is isolation, but are much better when consumed as a whole.


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