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Book of the Week: Nutshell

September 6, 2016

Book of the Week: Nutshell

From the master storyteller Ian McEwan, Nutshell is his new novel which is told from an unlikely perspective of a foetus, two weeks from being born. This retelling of Hamlet, follows pregnant Trudy, who's plotting a murder with her brother in law Claude. However, unbeknown to Trudy her unborn baby is listening to everything as the tale of murder and deceit unfolds.

"Ian McEwan’s embryonic spin on Hamlet is a virtuoso feat of wordplay" Observer

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    Nutshell

    A classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. Promises to be the finest recent work from a true master.

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