The Sense of an Ending (Paperback)
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The Sense of an Ending (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/03/2012
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This title is winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011. Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. May be Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099564973

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19th June 2013
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“Good little read”

I enjoyed this book. It's shorter than I expected, easily readable in a few days. It really makes you consider how in time, memories fade and become how you want them to be to make them more palatable, we can all... More

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18th September 2012
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“Memory reality and mortality”

Like Ian McEwan, Barnes writes convincingly about the male psyche and its evolution from youth to maturity. Indeed much of the early part of this accomplished novella is redolent of ‘On Chesil Beach’ in which Tony... More

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15th April 2012
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