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Children Act - Ian McEwan

09-04-2015

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Publisher: Vintage Publishing

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Children Act

The Children Act
Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out.

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This book is a brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital - an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.

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Number of Pages 224

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"A wonderfully readable and thought-provoking book" -- Kathryn Atkins Bristol Magazine "A short novel that will linger in your mind for a long time" Woman's Weekly "Another beautifully written masterpiece" Beyond "relevant, emotive, moving, this is beautifully written and a guaranteed page turner" -- Matthew Smith H Edition
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