Literary Anniversaries: 21 June

cover on chesil beachIan McEwan is 68 today.  Many happy returns!

Best known, perhaps, for Atonement, McEwan seems to be a staple of English Literature courses – by the time I finished my degree I’d studied three of his texts in separate modules.

They all shared a darkness and explored often uncomfortable themes.  Nevertheless, they were all thought-provoking, and I’m delighted to be teaching On Chesil Beach to my Y13 class from September onwards …

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