I had to read this book. Why? Because
- I am a lawyer and am fascinated first by the title then its subject matter
- I enjoy Ian McEwan’s writing
- I am intrigued by the female protagonist, Fiona, a judge and a woman of a certain age
And the book delivered more than I had expected.
Title: The Children Act
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Random House, London ( September 2, 2014)
Pages: Hardback, 213 pages
What’s it about?
“Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now, her marriage of thirty years is in crisis.
At the same…
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