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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 'Easily his most enjoyable book - McEwan writes here with unobtrusive panache' David Profumo, Daily Telegraph

On a chilly February day two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence, Clive as Britain's most successful modern composer, Vernon as editor of the quality broadsheet, The Judge.Gorgeous, feisty Molly had had other lovers too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister.

In the days that follow Molly's funeral Clive and Vernon will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life.

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Reviews

Even more timely today than when it won the Booker in 1998

Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

The novel twists and turns unexpectedly...McEwan has a master's control over his instrument

John Sutherland, Sunday Times

Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking

A. S. Byatt, Literary Review

Amsterdam' is brilliantly engineered and marvellously entertaining

David Sexton, Evening Standard

A psychologically brilliant study of heartlessness...superbly done...gripping...chilling...finely executed

Caroline Moore, Sunday Telegraph

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  • Paperback

    9780099272779

    March 5, 1999

    Vintage

    192 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409089834

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    192 pages

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Black Dogs
The Innocent
Enduring Love
The Child In Time
The Cement Garden
In Between the Sheets
The Comfort Of Strangers
The Daydreamer

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The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
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Fifty Shades Darker
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