Atonement

Atonement

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2002
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Atonement
Wonderfully sad
On the cusp of adolescence, Briony Tallis sees an exchange between her sister and her lover which she misinterprets, and which changes all their lives fore... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet
Atonement
The wonder of a writer's mind.
There's is something immensely imaginative in this bestselling novel from Ian McEwan. We are given a story about storytelling, about happy endings and the ... READ MORE
Taran Baker at Milton Keynes Mid Place
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Atonement
I really enjoyed the first part of this book. The creation of Briony's confusion as she witnesses what she believes to be a sinister relationship between h... READ MORE
Jenny Clegg at Livingston

Synopsis

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099429791
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm

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Atonement
After being drawn to this book because of the fact a film was made out of it, I found myself disappointed. With such an interesting Part one of the novel, ... READ MORE
RebeccaMcNamara
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Atonement
A fantastic novel that muses on the consequences that a child's interpretation of events can cause. This intensely atmospheric novel recreates balmy summer... READ MORE
Emma Wearn
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I come to know this novel from the award winning movie with the same title-this I believe is also the way many of us come to know this novel. The story is ... READ MORE
medgenie
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You will enjoy it
It is 1935. The13 year old Brione watches her sister Cecilia undressing near a fountain in front of her friend Ronnie. Drawing wrong conclusions she initia... READ MORE
Englishreader
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perfection
I read this book for my 5th year english PSL and fell in love with it. I was drawn into the era in which it is set as i love the history surrounding the wa... READ MORE
amandasarah
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Brilliant
For me, this book was an exceptional display of an authors talent to provoke a number of emotions from the reader. I am still a teenager myself and so I fo... READ MORE
Excellent Book
Atonement
Atonement
There seems to be mixed reviews about this book, which having read it I totally understand. Ian McEwan is clearly an intellect as his writing style is up ... READ MORE
keeley hydon
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Brill.
Loved the films and love the book
ness
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Atonement
It was a good book. Gripping i didn't want to put it down. Could be one of the best books I have read this year.
Andrew Stevens
Atonement
Atonement
I got this book as a Christmas present and had never heard of it before. Once I started reading the book, I just couldn't put it down! From the first page ... READ MORE
Kerry Elcock
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Janet Anne Mitchell
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Atonement
If i had to describe this book in three words they would be:BORINGDULL& UNEXCITINGHalf the time when reading this book i found that i had to go back and re... READ MORE
Faye Dadson
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Incredible
I just really love the way this book is written. I am studying it for A level English and I don't think I will ever get bored because there is something mo... READ MORE
Joanna Scott
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Chef's kiss
Just my favourite book of all time. It's toe curling and heartbreaking and infuriating-- had such a good time with it!
holly can read
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Powerful study of loss of innocence, love and war
Having read several of the author’s works previously, this is unquestionably the best. This is in one volume, a brilliant depiction of the loss of innocen... READ MORE
Tim Dumble