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[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Children Act Author Ian McEwan – Connecfloor.co.uk A fiercely intelligent well respected High Court judge in London faces a morally ambiguous case while her own marriage crumbles in a novel that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last sPDF Epub The Children Act Author Ian McEwan Connecfloorcouk A fiercely intelligent well respected High Court judge in London faces a morally ambiguous case while her own marriage crumbles in a novel that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last s A fiercely intelligent well respected High Court judge in London faces a morally ambiguous case The Children Epub while her own marriage crumbles in a novel that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning pageFiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presi

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Ding over cases in family court She is fiercely intelligent well respected and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious But the law reuires rigor than mere pragmatism and Fiona is an expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife Her husband Jack asks her to consider an open marriage and after an argument moves out of their house His departure leav

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The Children ActEs her adrift wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears She decides to throw herself into her work especially a complex case involving a seventeen year old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts and the pressure to resolve the case as well as her crumbling marriage tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning pag

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  • Emily May

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActDo you like to people watchYou know what I mean just sit somewhere in a busy place and watch people bustle past in all their colourful weirdness It's a habit I've acuired with age Sometimes I think back to being a teenager and remember how I always wondered if I was strange in some way I guess a lot of teens wonder that same uestion am I normal I wonder had I taken the time to people watch back then if I would have felt so lost and strange I don't see how I co


  • Sharon

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActI have to stop reading McEwan's books because I never enjoy them There's something clinical removed about the way he tells his stories I don't get the sense that he likes human beings and he is writing about them to display his proficiency with structure and nuance rather than out of interest or sympathy This is probably a three star book but a two star experience


  • Cecily

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActFILM adaptation now out in UK US and elsewhere I've appended a reviewcomparison of that to this review of the book“ She felt shrunken to a geometrical po


  • John Grisham

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActTHE CHILDREN ACT is about the law and sensational cases but it is not a legal thriller Rather it is a beautiful and sad story of a High Court Judge forced to choose literally between life and death Her ruling though proper and legally sound leads to both


  • Lizzy

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActFrom the first page I realized Ian McEwan’s The Children Act would conuer me This novel is a character study than a simple courtroom drama as it deals with marriage religion and life choices The story centers on the family court Judge Fiona Maye as she faces a crisis in her marriage uestions her life choices and stumbles practically on the edge of both her personal and professional life Her judgment must be ready for printing by tomorrow's deadline she must work Her personal life was nothing Or should have been Her attention remained divided between the page in her hand and fifty feet away the closed bedroom door While dealing with the demons in her relationship with her husband Fiona has to decide a life and death case involving a seventeen year old Jehovah’s Witness boy in need of a blood transfusion to treat his leukemia I liked the characters and felt th


  • Debbie

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActI’m embarrassed to say that before The Children Act I was a McEwan virgin But now I’ve turned into a McEwan slut anxious to read his earlier books I can’t help myself What a great writerThis is the story of Fiona a highly respected judge who presides over family court She has to make hard decisions that determine the fate of families She d


  • Jim Fonseca

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActThe Children Act by Ian McEwan My seventh McEwan Enduring Love Nutshell Amsterdam Saturday On Chesil Beach and AtonementThis one strikes me as a bit different from the others – almost like a “legal thriller” akin to a John Grisham although I don’t mean to imply that Grisham’s popular writing style is like McEwan’s literary styleThe main character is a woman at the peak of her career as a British family court judge she is called “My Lady” In the acknowledgements the author cites his research on the subject and those who helped him She deals


  • Katie

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActYou could argue that the character at the heart of this novel is dangerously close to being a misogynistic cliché the career woman who deep freezes her feelings in order to succeed professionally Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in her late fifties At the beginning of the novel her husband maddened by his wife’s sexual detachment leaves to embark on an affair with a much younger woman It’s easy to forget every judge has a personal life and that her professional life will have repercussions on her private life and vice versa On any given day during any given case who knows what private torments the judge is undergoing and which may easily affect her judgement McEwan examines what happens when the closed door between the professional and private swings open The case she has to try after her husband’s


  • Julie Christine

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActPerhaps it’s best I read The Children Act in the space of a day curled on my sofa Otherwise I might have been spied in my favorite cafe purring like a contented cat stroked by the sublimity of Ian McEwan’s prose Words adore Ian McEwan submitting readily to his firm but empathetic hand They are sleek and gorgeous dancers to his choreography; alone the words are admirable bu


  • Angela M

    The Children Act text ´read ´ connecfloor The Children ActDon’t let the fact that this is a pretty short novel deceive you into thinking that there is not much substance here When I finished reading this book I couldn’t stop thi