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Their wedding, at St Mary’s, Oxford, had gone well; the service was decorous, the reception jolly, the send-off from school and college friends raucous and uplifting.

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…, whose bedcover was pure white and stretched startlingly smooth, as though by no human hand.

(p. 3)

*surprising and sometimes worrying

Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach

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The Children Act

Having recently written about Bleak House, I was pleased to begin another literary journey through the intricacies of the law. I was especially pleased to be able to read, and understand, a book on these issues in one, 7 hour, try, unlike… 796 more words

Book Review for Radio 2

Book review of Ian McEwan’s The Children Act nearly ready to be sent off!

The Gilmore Girls Reading List

I know what you are thinking-  GG went off the air in 2007, that was forever ago, why do we still talk about it?  This show was groundbreaking for many, showing two strong and incredibly intelligent female leads who knew what they wanted from life and went for it. 2,882 more words


The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perhaps it’s best I read The Children Act in the space of a day, curled on my sofa. 837 more words

Book Reviews

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan tells the story of Fiona Maye, a High Court judge in the Family Division who presides over cases involving the welfare of children. 299 more words