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Ian McEwan - The Children Act (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.25
SKU B000755
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (A little general wear only.)
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2014 (This Ed. 2018 - Vintage)
  • ISBN : 9781784705572
  • SKU : B000755
  • PPC : LL200gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

A brilliant, emotionally wrenching novel from the author of Atonement & Amsterdam. Now a major film adaption.

The title is a reference to the Children Act 1989, a UK Act of Parliament. It has been compared to Charles Dickens' Bleak House, with its similar settings, and opening lines.

All this sorrow had common themes, there was a human sadness to it, but it continued to fascinate her. She believed she brought reasonableness to hopeless situations. 

Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. 

Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy.
But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

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