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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-04-18
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1473567793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**Number One Sunday Times Bestseller** Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – and soon a love triangle forms, which leads Charlie, Miranda and Adam to a profound moral dilemma. Can you design the perfect partner? What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Provocative and moving, Machines Like Me explores whether a machine can ever truly understand the human heart. ‘Funny, thought-provoking and politically acute...’ Sunday Times ‘Dazzling’ Guardian ‘An unsettling examination of the human condition. Bold, clever’ Sunday Telegraph

Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780525567035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nutshell

Nutshell
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 147354713X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.

Saturday

Saturday
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1409090086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘Dazzling... Profound and urgent’ Observer ‘A book of great maturity, beautifully alive to the fragility of happiness and all forms of violence... Everyone should read Saturday’ Financial Times Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne, a successful neurosurgeon, stands at his bedroom window before dawn and watches a plane – ablaze with fire like a meteor – arcing across the London sky. Over the course of the following day, unease gathers about Perowne, as he moves amongst hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors in the post-9/11 streets. A minor car accident brings him into confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive man, who to Perowne’s professional eye appears to be profoundly unwell. But it is not until Baxter makes a sudden appearance at the Perowne family home that Henry’s earlier fears seem about to be realised...

The Innocent

The Innocent
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1409089991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Innocent is a startlingly prescient novel from Booker prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan. Into a Berlin wrenched between East and West, comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life. The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening – a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he's willing to shed. 'The plot crackles like thin ice with dread and suspense' Mail on Sunday

Atonement

Atonement
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1409090027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone. **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

In Between the Sheets

In Between the Sheets
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1409090175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A two-timing pornographer becomes the unwilling object of one of his victim's vengeful fantasies. A millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress – passive, yet beautiful – but the union soon becomes a nightmare of jealousy and despair. And an ape reflects on the relationship with a young female writer, mourning their fading love and musing on the fateful deceptions of art. In these seven stories of dream-like lucidity, the wasteland of the human psyche is mapped with deadly precision.

Science

Science
Vintage Minis

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-10-03
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1473570891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘This is a history of intellectual courage, hard work, occasional inspiration and every conceivable form of human failing. It is also an extended invitation to wonder, to pleasure’ How far have we come in our understanding of the world around us? In this eye-opening collection, Ian McEwan looks back at the history of scientific discovery from Darwin to Dawkins as well as exploring, with brilliant originality, what a future with AI and climate change could hold for us. Selected from Solar, Enduring Love, Machines Like Me VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis 'Great Ideas' series: Religion by Karen Armstrong Art by Simon Schama

Black Dogs

Black Dogs
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1409089959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Black Dogs is a dark and brooding masterpiece from Booker-prize winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan. In 1946, June and Bernard set off on their honeymoon. Fired by their ideals and passion for one another, they had planned an idyllic holiday, but in France they witness an event that alters the course of their lives entirely. Forty years on, their son-in-law is trying to uncover the cause of their estrangement and is led back to this moment on honeymoon and an experience of such darkness it was to wrench the couple apart. ‘Powerful... Unforgettable’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Thoughtful and compassionate’ London Review of Books

The Children Act

The Children Act
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-09-02
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1473513278
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A brilliant, emotionally-wrenching novel from the bestselling author of Atonement, now a major film starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out. She visits the boy in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both. ‘Compulsively readable’ The Times ‘A powerful, humane novel’ Evening Standard

My Purple Scented Novel

My Purple Scented Novel
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2018-06-21
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1473561078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘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.’ A jewel of a book: a brand new short story from the author of Atonement. My Purple Scented Novel follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed, published to celebrate Ian McEwan’s 70th birthday.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1409089932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One windy spring day in the Chilterns Joe Rose's calm, organised life is shattered by a ballooning accident. The afternoon could have ended in mere tragedy, but for his brief meeting with Jed Parry. Unknown to Joe, something passes between them – something that gives birth in Parry to an obsession so powerful that it will test to the limits Joe's beloved scientific rationalism, threaten the love of his wife Clarissa and drive him to the brink of murder and madness.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1448139732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

First Love, Last Rites

First Love, Last Rites
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 1976

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1409089924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.

The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 140908986X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rediscover the classic novel of love, violence and obsessions from Booker prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan. Colin and Mary are a couple whose intimacy knows no bounds. Away on a holiday together in a nameless city, they get lost one evening in a labyrinth of streets and canals. They happen upon Robert, a stranger with a dark history, who takes them to a bar and ushers them down into a subterranean land of violence and obsession. ‘Haunting and compelling’ The Times ‘No reader will begin The Comfort of Strangers and fail to finish it; a black magician is at work’ New York Times

The Cockroach

The Cockroach
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-09-27
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1473577918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain – and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka’s most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.

The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1409090051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the arid summer heat, four children – Jack, Julie, Sue and Tom – find themselves abruptly orphaned. All the routines of childhood are cast aside as the children adapt to a now parentless world. Alone in the house together, the children’s lives twist into something unrecognisable as the outside begins to bear down on them.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Winner of the Booker Prize 1998

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-11
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1409089835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE*** Two old friends – Cline Linley and Vernon Halliday – meet at the funeral of gorgeous, witty Molly Lane. Both men had been Molly’s lovers years before their dazzling success; Clive is Britain’s most eminent modern composer and Vernon is the editor of the respected broadsheet, The Judge. In the weeks that follow, Clive and Vernon’s lives become bound together in ways neither could have imagined. Two dubious moral decisions and a pact made in extremis lead them both to the heart of Amsterdam.

Solar

Solar
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-03-18
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1407054465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: his wife is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster.

Penguin Readers Level 7: The Children Act (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 7: The Children Act (ELT Graded Reader)
A Book

by Ian McEwan

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2021-09-30
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0241534461
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. The Children Act, a Level 7 Reader, is B2 in the CEFR framework. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing future perfect simple, mixed conditionals, past perfect continuous, mixed conditionals, more complex passive forms and modals for deduction in the past. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys.