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The children act

The children act

McEwan, Ian, author

Fiona Maye is a respected High Court judge, renowned for her exactitude and calm professionalism. But when her husband of 30 years standing shocks her with an unreasonable request, she finds her life in crisis. At precisely the same time, she is ordered to try a new case. It is an urgent matter of life and death, bringing science and religion into direct conflict - and at its centre is a beautiful adolescent boy with the whole of his life ahead of him. Exactly the kind of case where a small error of judgement might have grave and lasting consequences

Paperback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Vintage Books, [2015]
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Ian McEwan
ISBN: 0099599635, 9780099599630
Note: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Physical Description: 215 pages ; 20 cm

Author note

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well asThe 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 includeThe 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 ToothandThe Children Act.

Reviews

"A wonderfully readable and thought-provoking book"
Bristol Magazine||"A short novel that will linger in your mind for a long time"
Woman's Weekly||"Another beautifully written masterpiece"
Beyond||"relevant, emotive, moving, this is beautifully written and a guaranteed page turner"
H Edition||"One of our best authors at his best."
Hertfordshire Life||"One of my favourite authors. McEwan's fascination with judicial issues, with music and poetry, and with the moral conundrum of how far you place your religious beliefs above the life of someone you love, all feature in this book which will leave you thinking long after you have finished it."
Frost Magazine