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