Atonement (Hardback)
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Atonement (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/05/2014
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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. "From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended."

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781841593609

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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, I was really enjoying this book. However, part two dragged for... More

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10th June 2010
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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 war, however i also found myself being swept away between the... More

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7th July 2010
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A fantastic novel that muses on the consequences that a child's interpretation of events can cause. This intensely atmospheric novel recreates balmy summer days during the war and exposes the undercurrent of... More

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16th August 2006
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