The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

The classic Booker Prize-winning novel

Summary

**WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE**

'A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read ' Daily Telegraph

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life.

Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

'Mesmerising' Independent

'A very fine book... Barnes has achieved... something of universal importance' Observer

Reviews

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

About the author

Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes is the author of thirteen novels, including The Sense of an Ending, which won the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Sunday Times bestsellers The Noise of Time and The Only Story. He has also written three books of short stories, four collections of essays and three books of non-fiction, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Levels of Life and Nothing To Be Frightened Of, which won the 2021 Yasnaya Polyana Prize in Russia. In 2017 he was awarded the Légion d'honneur.
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