On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

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By (author) Ian McEwan

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 174mm x 28mm | 360g
  • Publication date: 13 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099512793
  • ISBN 13: 9780099512790
  • Sales rank: 6,409

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It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come...

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Author information

Ian McEwan is the author of two collections of stories and twelve previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement and, most recently, Solar.

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"Wonderful...exquisite...devastating" Independent on Sunday "On Chesil Beach is more than an event. It is a masterpiece" Times Literary Supplement "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 "Exquisitely crafted" Evening Standard "Written with a fierce pursuit of the truth and an utterly modern self-awareness, what a confidant tour de force this turns out to be" Sunday Express