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  • Compulsively readable... McEwan’s prose keeps its cutting edge and his books are the ones the reading public still crave… A masterly balance between research and imagination… One feels an immediate pleasure in returning to prose of uncommon clarity, unshowiness and control

    The Times
  • Classic McEwan… It’s a pleasure from start to finish, one not to be interrupted

  • A powerful, humane novel

    Evening Standard
  • One of the finest writers alive

    Sunday Times
  • McEwan writes as beautifully and elegantly as ever, his prose quintessentially English in its restraint, one meticulously chosen word hinting at depths of emotion

    Washington Post
  • A finely written, engaging read… Poignant, challenging and lyrical

    Sunday Express
  • A class act by one of our finest novelists.

    Viv Groskop, Red
  • A compelling moral dilemma [with] a moving and heartfelt denouement.

  • Shows McEwan as a master of fiction.

    Olivia Cole, GQ
  • It is one most extraordinary, powerful, moving reading experiences of my life. It is an utterly remarkable novel, delicately balanced, perfectly crafted, beautifully written.

    Alberto Manguel

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