On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, 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.
Ian McEwan is the author of two collection of stories, six novels and
a story for children. His first published work, a collection of short
stories called First Love, Last Rites, won the 'somerset Maugham
Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987
Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love
and Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize. He lives in Oxford.
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