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The Child In Time By Ian McEwan

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 CumberbatchOn 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.
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The Child In Time by Ian McEwan

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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"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 *

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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GOR001198884
The Child In Time by Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1997-06-05
256
0099755017
9780099755012
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1987 Winner of Whitbread Prize (Novel) 1987
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