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Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

1962. The decade labelled The Swinging Sixties was just around the corner.  But the imminent sexual revolution would be wasted on Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting, the young newly-weds of Ian McEwan’s…

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Atonement by Ian McEwan

I have long wanted to watch Atonement, which I tried once a few years ago, and then gave up on minute four. Because, if a film is that good, how is the novel it is based on supposed to be? 481 more words


Day 15: A book on your reading list [Book Challenge]

They say man’s longest list is his reading list. I just made that up, actually.

Seriously though. If you have a to-read list, which I’m sure you do, tell me how many books are on it. 200 more words


How Christopher Hitchens Became an American Citizen (Or, a Case Study in the Need for Immigration Reform)

“The American bureaucracy very swiftly overcompensates for any bright-eyed immigrant delusions. Nihil humanum a me alienum puto, said the Roman poet Terence: ‘Nothing human is alien to me.’ The slogan of the old Immigration and Naturalization Service could have been the reverse: To us, no aliens are human. 805 more words


The week in reading 32-33/15 #TheWeekinReading

Ian McEwan is as always masterful and a delight to read. In this book, the protagonist Fiona Maye, is a senior Judge at the Family Court. 465 more words

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Quote of the Weekend

(Such a beautiful way to say “I love you” without saying it.)

Abby Jones