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On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come.

On Chesil Beach

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.