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My Purple Scented Novel

Ian McEwan

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My Purple Scented Novel follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed.
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

My Purple Scented Novel A01 By (author) N Ian McEwan 150 111 4 39 BC Paperback / softback 48 Vintage Vintage Publishing London United Kingdom FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) FYB Short stories 1.3 FBA FYB Modern & contemporary fiction Short stories My Purple Scented Novel follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed. 'You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade...You'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline... I don't deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don't intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.' My Purple Scented Novel...is deliciously cynical in its refusal of moral implication. There is a lightness of touch and enlivening impishness at play -- Ben Masters * Times Literary Supplement * The writing is beautifully clear * Evening Standard * 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 and Enduring Love have both been turned into award-winning films, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach are in production and set for release this year, and filming is currently underway for a BBC TV adaptation of The Child in Time. 21062018 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 1.99 0.00 1.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 360 ARGOSY BERT GARD Y

My Purple Scented Novel follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed.

'You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade...You'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. His rise coincided with, though did not cause, my decline... I don't deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don't intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession.'

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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date21 Jun 2018
FormatPaperback
Pages48
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