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Ian McEwan

The son of a sergeant major in the British Army, Ian McEwan was born on 21 June, 1948 in Aldershot, Hampshire. He spent his childhood living abroad in countries including Singapore and Libya while his father was on military campaigns during the Cold War. He attended the University of Sussex between 1966 and 1970 and earned an MA at the University of Anglia shortly after.

The author of Atonement, Enduring Love and 1998’s Man Booker Prize winner Amsterdam, Ian McEwan’s first novel The Cement Garden was published in 1978. A passionate activist, he is well-known and respected for the self-referential style in his writing which focuses on themes of time, history and knowledge.


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  • The Daydreamer

    Ian McEwan

    Product Code: BZJNU
    Hardback
    `A classic' Financial Times The trouble with being a daydreamer who doesn't say much, like Peter Fortune, is that people are likely to think you are rather stupid or dull. No one can see the amazing things that are going on in your head, such as swapping bodies with a cat, or a baby; vanquishing the school bully; or discovering a mysterious cream that makes your family disappear. Peter learns that the best thing to do, if he wants people to understand him, is to write down some of the things that happen to him while he is staring out of the window or lying on his back looking at the sky. So in this book you'll find some of those strange and wonderful adventures, written down exactly as they happened.
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