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"The Children Act": An Artful Novel Maligns People of Faith


At the start of Ian McEwan’s latest novel The Children Act, Fiona Maye, an English judge well into middle age, listens to her husband tell her he’d like to spend time with a younger and more exciting woman. 946 more words

10 Questions With Ian McEwan

Your new novel The Children Act is about a decades-old marriage in crisis. Does time increase the chance that a marriage will survive an affair? 620 more words

Enduring Love

”Enduring Love” (Ian McEwan) begins with what its narrator, Joe Rose, calls a ”pinprick on the time map.” Joe and his longtime lover, Clarissa, a Keats scholar just back from an extended research trip, are setting up a picnic under a turkey oak in the Chiltern Hills, an hour outside Heathrow. 1,021 more words


Review - The Children Act by Ian McEwan

When a court determines any question with respect to  …   the upbringing of a child  …   the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.

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Book Reviews

'Religion hardly leaves us alone': Ian McEwan’s latest sees a judge debating a young Jehovah’s Witness's fate

On the coffee table of Ian McEwan’s house in London, England, near where he set his new novel, The Children Act, sits a French magazine featuring pictures of tiny people scampering up huge rock faces. 1,080 more words


One Book is Never Enough

Greetings! This week’s Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday post is all about the authors whom you’ve read one book from but that you NEED to read more of. 853 more words


The law versus religious belief

One of my wonderfully erudite correspondents passed along: Ian McEwan: the law versus religious belief, The Guardian (September 5, 2014). McEwan is a highly regarded British novelist. 127 more words