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Gorgeous, feisty Molly Lane had many lovers, among them Clive Linley, Britain’s most famous composer, Vernon Halliday, editor of a respected broadsheet, and Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary and tipped to be the next prime minister. When Clive and Vernon meet to pay their last respects to Molly at her funeral, they make a pact that will have unforeseen and profound consequences for everyone concerned.

About the Author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot in 1948.

His books include The Cement Garden (1970); The Comfort of Strangers (1981); Black Dogs (1992); Enduring Love (1997), which was made into a film starring Daniel Craig and Rhys Ifans; Amsterdam (1998); Atonement (2001), also made into a film starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley; and On Chesil Beach (2007). His latest book, Sweet Tooth, will be released in summer 2012. He has also written collections of short stories including First Love, Last Rites and several film scripts.