An important and unforgettable story, brilliantly re-told by Booker Prize-winner Ian McEwan.
Ian McEwan (Author)
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; and Nutshell, which was a Number One bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.
Roberto Innocenti (Illustrator)
Roberto Innocenti was born in 1940 in Bagno a Ripoli, a small town near Florence. Never having attended art school, he went to Rome to work in an animation studio. Returning to Florence, he began designing books and illustrating film and theatre posters. He has illustrated Pinocchio, A Christmas Carol, J. Patrick Lewis's The Last Resort and Ruth Vander Zee's Erika's Story. He lives in Florence with his wife.
Offers the consolation, that goodness, even when unrecorded, is
still worth celebrating -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
Illustrated wth extraordinary, haunting pictures -- Rebecca Abrams * Daily Telegraph *
A modern fairy tale that does not flinch at reality -- Quentin Blake * Independent *
Bleak but rewarding * The School Librarian *