Sweet Tooth McEwan, Ian

Sweet Tooth

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Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere.

Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a 'secret mission' which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.

McEwan's mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love, and the invented self.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099582038
BY (AUTHOR) McEwan, Ian
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : May 09, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 110 mm
WEIGHT : 272 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a 'secret mission' which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one. McEwan's mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love, and the invented self. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780099582038 BY (AUTHOR) McEwan, Ian PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : May 09, 2013 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 178 mm x 110 mm WEIGHT : 272 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items