Atonement

Atonement

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 09/08/2007
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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

Synopsis

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, 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 is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend 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. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099507383
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 305g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Atonement
Atonement
I loved this book- I wanted to see the film, but thought it'd be best to read the book first. And i'm so glad I did. I don't think I'd suggest it for peopl... READ MORE
Cerys Jamieson
Atonement
Atonement
I was expecting this book to be a real let down what with all of the hype over the film.Was I very much mistaken.The book was and is one of the best books... READ MORE
vanessa arnold
Atonement
Atonement
This was a great book, i couldnt put it down! Read it!
Tina Kelsey
Atonement
Atonement
This book was fairly slow, the first half is set all in one day and is the same events shown in different characters perspectives, I enjoyed this bit becau... READ MORE
Nat Clark
Atonement
Atonement
lovely book, i read it in dutch... can't wait for the movie...
Kathelijne Lowel
Atonement
Atonement
I've not read the book...yet (!) but i've seen the film, and if the book is as heartfelt and beautifully written as the film, then I can't wait to read it.
Sophie H
Atonement
Atonement
one of the best modern novels i have read in a long time
sophie green
Atonement
Jane Austen in the wings
21 years since its first publication Atonement spells a time of millennial reflection and the motif of author as God. 372pp the main theme is one of the au... READ MORE
Michael Rothwell