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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - LibraryThing
It almost seems as though Ian McEwan approaches fiction writing as a form of self-education, given the amount of research he clearly does into the professions of his characters. We've had surgeons ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing
It's definitely interesting. But sometimes I think that MacEwan falls so deeply in love with his tricks and twists that he forgets to make the book about anything. A clever but ultimately empty novel. Read full review