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  • Published: 23 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448139736
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Sweet Tooth




Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, Sweet Tooth is a story of love and espionage in 1970s Britain from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling Ian McEwan.

The year is 1972, the Cold War is far from over and Serena Frome, in her final year at Cambridge, is being groomed for MI5. Sent on Operation Sweet Tooth - a highly secret undercover mission - she meets 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.

  • Published: 23 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448139736
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.

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Praise for Sweet Tooth

Sublime...impressive...rich and enjoyable

Financial Times

Gloriously readable and, at times, wickedly funny

Irish Times

Sweet Tooth takes the expectations and tropes of the Cold War thriller and ratchets up the suspense, while turning it into something else... A well-crafted pleasure to read, its smooth prose and slippery intelligence sliding down like cream

Independent

Playful, comic... This is a great big Russian doll of a novel, and in its construction - deft, tight, exhilaratingly immaculate - is a huge part of its pleasure...exerts a keen emotional pull

Observer

Riveting... Delicious... Gripping

Guardian

Highly entertaining

John Lanchester, Guardian Books of the Year

Enthralling, beguiling and totally addictive from the first page to the last. McEwan's sense of time and place is authentic with his trademark attention to details of the social history of the period

Bristol Magazine

A brilliant portrayal of 1970s Britain at its absolute worst. But it's also a gripping spy novel with some characteristic McEwan twists toward the end

Mail on Sunday

A web of spying, subterfuge, deceit and betrayal... Acute, witty...winningly cunning

Sunday Times

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