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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
2 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
573.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Gobbedlygook ,

The Children Act

Totally surprising story. Totally engrossing read. Congratulations Ian on yet another great book.

Joybell2 ,

The Children Act

What an amazingly thought provoking and tender story

courtc28 ,

Great but short?!

One of the shortest books I have ever read. I feel like the author couldn't be bothered resolving and writing more so just ended it randomly when they were overcome with laziness

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