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Also by Ian McEwan:

The Children Act, September 2014
Sweet Tooth, November 2012
Solar, April 2010
Atonement, December 2007
On Chesil Beach, June 2007
Saturday, April 2006
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On Chesil Beach
Ian McEwan

A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

Nan A. Talese
June 2007
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Featuring: Florence
208 pages
ISBN: 0385522401
EAN: 9780385522403
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It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come. Edward, eager for rapture, frets over Florence’s response to his advances and nurses a private fear of failure, while Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by sheer disgust at the idea of physical contact, but dreads disappointing her husband when they finally lie down together in the honeymoon suite.

Ian McEwan has caught with understanding and compassion the innocence of Edward and Florence at a time when marriage was presumed to be the outward sign of maturity and independence. On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from McEwan—a story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

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Studio 360 - January 19, 2008
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Early Show - June 29, 2007
Fresh Air - NPR - June 18, 2007
Studio 360 - June 16, 2007
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Today - June 2, 2007
All Things Considered - June 1, 2007
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