Sweet Tooth
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Sweet Tooth

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 361g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099578786
  • 9780099578789
  • 29,884

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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 Timesshow more

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.show more

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"Sublime...impressive...rich and enjoyable"show more

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âRiveting... Delicious... Grippingâ 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 â Operation Sweet Tooth â 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 â trust no one. âSweet 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 creamâIndependent âSublimeâ¦impressiveâ¦rich and enjoyableâ Financial Times âGloriously readable and, at times, wickedly funnyâ Irish Timesshow more

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