The Child In Time

The Child In Time

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Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch

`Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty' Benedict Cumberbatch

On a routine trip to the supermarket with his daughter one Saturday morning, Stephen Lewis, a well-known writer of children's books, turns his back momentarily. When he looks around again, his child is gone. In a single moment, everything is changed. The kidnapping has a devastating effect on Stephen's life and marriage. Memories and the present become inseparable - as Stephen gets lost in daydreams of the past - and time bends back on itself, dragging Stephen's own childhood back into the present.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 240g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099755017
  • 9780099755012
  • 7,205

About Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. 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; The Children Act; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time.
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"Spooky...a wonderful novel" * Observer * "The Child in Time is an extraordinary achievement" * Guardian * "It is marvellously written, moving, serious, readable... If you want to be appalled, refreshed, exhilarated, enlivened - read it" * Sunday Times * "His masterpiece" -- Christopher Hitchens "Artistically, morally, and politically, he excels" * The Times *
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"Spooky...a wonderful novel"
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8,398 ratings
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3 32% (2,646)
2 10% (829)
1 3% (243)
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