A fragile friendship descends into hatred and revenge, in Ian McEwan’s darkly humorous 1998 Booker Prize-winning novel.

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.

The Booker Prize 1998
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Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

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Ian McEwan, born in Aldershot, England, is a critically acclaimed author and winner of the 1998 Booker Prize
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Other nominated books by Ian McEwan

On Chesil Beach
Black Dogs
The Comfort of Strangers