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Review: On Chesil Beach

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

On the surface of things, Ian McEwan's ON CHESIL BEACH is a simple story. Edward and Florence, a young couple in their early 20s, have just gotten married on a summer day in 1962. On their wedding night, they eat dinner in their honeymoon suite, try and fail to consummate their marriage, and erupt into a hurtful war of words on the stony beach outside their Dorset honeymoon inn. But that's just ... Read full review


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