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The year is 1972, the Cold War is far from over and Serena Frome, in her final year at Cambridge, is being groomed for MI5. Sent on Operation Sweet Tooth - a highly secret undercover mission - she meets Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 361g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099578786
  • 9780099578789
  • 24,192

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"Riveting... Delicious... Gripping" Guardian "Highly entertaining" -- John Lanchester Guardian Books of the Year "A web of spying, subterfuge, deceit and betrayal... Acute, witty...winningly cunning" Sunday Times "Gloriously readable and, at times, wickedly funny" Irish Times "Sublime...impressive...rich and enjoyable" Financial Times

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About Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, 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, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement, Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar, Sweet Tooth and The Children Act.

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Gloriously readable and, at times, wickedly funny

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‘Riveting... Delicious... Gripping’ Guardian The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. Britain is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism. Serena Frome, in her final year at Cambridge, is being groomed for MI5. Serena is sent on a secret mission – Operation Sweet Tooth – which brings her into the world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage – trust no one. ‘Sweet Tooth takes the expectations and tropes of the Cold War thriller and ratchets up the suspense, while turning it into something else... A well-crafted pleasure to read, its smooth prose and slippery intelligence sliding down like cream’Independent ‘Sublime…impressive…rich and enjoyable’ Financial Times ‘Gloriously readable and, at times, wickedly funny’ Irish Times

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