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Booker Shortlisted best seller Atonement in a beautiful hardback edition with silk ribbon and sewn binding. A perfect gift.

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries, and committed a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

"From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.”

Reviews

He is this country’s unrivalled literary giant … a fascinatingly strange, unique and gripping novel

Indepentent On Sunday

A brilliant and majestic fictional panorama.

John Updike, The New Yorker

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781841593609

    June 15, 2014

    Everyman

    424 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099429791

    May 3, 2002

    Vintage

    384 pages

    RRP $27.00

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  • EBook

    9781409090021

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    384 pages

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