'The best thing he has ever written' Observer
Discover the modern classic that has sold over two million copies. 'A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended' On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house.
Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.
'The best thing he has ever written' Observer**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
Praise for Atonement
Subtle as well as powerful, adeptly encompassing comedy as well as atrocity, Atonement is a richly intricate book- A superb achievement which combines a magnificent display of the powers of the imagination with a probing exploration of themSunday Times
He is this country's unrivalled literary giant...a fascinatingly strange, unique and gripping novelIndependent on Sunday
Atonement is a magnificent novel, shaped and paced with awesome confidence and eloquenceIndependent