The Child in Time

Author(s): Ian McEwan


A young couple have their child snatched from them and are driven apart by despair. 'This is the McEwan you and i have been waiting for. . . THE CHILD IN TIME is an extraordinary achievement in which form and content, theory and practice re so expertly and inseparably interwoven that the novel becomes an advertisement for, or proof of, its own thesis. I also found it very moving, the end beautifully so'Shelia Macleod, GUARDIAN 'It is marvellously written, moving, serious, readable. . . If you want to be appalled, refreshed, exhilarated, enlivened- read it'John Carey SUNDAY TIMES


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Spooky - wonderful' Observer 19961231

Winner of Whitbread Prize (Novel) 1987 and Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 1987.

Ian McEwan has written two collection of short stories: First Love, Last Rites and In Between The Sheets, and ten novels: The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers, The Child In Time, The Innocent, Black Dogs, The Daydreamer, Enduring Love, Amsterdam, Atonement and Saturday. He won the 1998 Booker Prize for his novel Amsterdam. He has also written several film scripts, including The Imitation Game,The Ploughman's Lunch, Sour Sweet, The Good Son and The Innocent.

General Fields

  • : 9780099755012
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage (Australia)
  • : January 1992
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 823.914
  • : 220
  • : Ian McEwan