Sweet Tooth

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Jonathan Cape, 2012 - Authors - 323 pages
8 Reviews
Ian McEwan's mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty audiobook of betrayal and intrigue, love, and the invented self. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a 'secret mission' which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one. The Sweet Tooth audiobook is beautifully narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

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User Review  - L. Lawson - Goodreads

I hovered between a 2 1/2 and 3 star review here and ultimately knocked it up a notch simply because the final chapter salvaged some of the loathing I had for this book and turned it into an 'okay ... Read full review

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User Review  - Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh - Goodreads

You need to have a thing for dark atmospheric novels; Sour Tooth would be more fitting. It's certainly not a thriller and it's a spy novel only in the literal sense. Timeline the 70's, the intrigue of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of fourteen books, including the novels "Solar"; "On Chesil Beach"; "Saturday"; "Atonement," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; "The Comfort of Strangers" and "Black Dogs," both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; "Amsterdam," winner of the Booker Prize; and "The Child in Time," winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections "First Love, Last Rites," winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and "In Between the Sheets." He lives in England.
www.ianmcewan.com

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