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The Children Act
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A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.
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Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, The Children Act is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching novel from the Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times bestselling Ian McEwan

About the Author

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as The Daydreamer, a children's novel illustrated by Anthony Browne. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The Cement Garden, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize, Atonement, Saturday, On Chesil Beach, Solar and Sweet Tooth.

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"A wonderfully readable and thought-provoking book" -- Kathryn Atkins * Bristol Magazine * "A short novel that will linger in your mind for a long time" * Woman's Weekly * "Another beautifully written masterpiece" * Beyond * "relevant, emotive, moving, this is beautifully written and a guaranteed page turner" -- Matthew Smith * H Edition * "One of our best authors at his best." -- Murray Neil * Hertfordshire Life * "One of my favourite authors... McEwan's fascination with judicial issues, with music and poetry, and with the moral conundrum of how far you place your religious beliefs above the life of someone you love, all feature in this book which will leave you thinking long after you have finished it." -- Frances Colville * Frost Magazine * "It's an enjoyable and often surprising novella." -- Charlotte Heathcote * Daily Express * "It asks fundamental questions in a sober, intelligent way about the choices we make and our blindness when it comes to our beliefs." -- Francois Ozon, film-maker * Observer * "Here he is again: vulnerable, insightful, passionate and utterly in control. He's amazing." -- Robert Webb * Mail on Sunday *

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