Books On Chesil Beach

Thumb_0995fc3ab0078b5d14747bf4c0dcc2a9 Ian McEwan
Jonathan Cape
  • As a product of that drab decade (born 1929), I am here to attest that it was nothing like as inhibited as McEwan makes out. Practical experience may have been difficult to acquire before the Pill, but sexual ignorance as profound as that of Edward and Florence seems hard to credit in an era when most college students, even those who weren’t literary, worshiped D.H. Lawrence, believed in his cult of orgasm, and measured themselves accordingly.

Our Thoughts

A perfect single-sitting remedy for when one is feeling altogether too cheerful. On Chesil Beach is deeply affecting, and the effect is gloomy.

— Brian Flanagan

“Troubling Memories”