On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

About the book

It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come…
On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from Ian McEwan – a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

Reviewed by┬áKing’s Somborne Reading Group:

We thoroughly enjoyed this read – we had a lively conversation about naivety and ignorance and incompatibility of the couple. A compelling read, beautifully crafted and we would recommend it heartily.

Star rating: ****

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