About this book
To tie-in with the new film of this classic novel, this edition has a brand new cover design. A historical epic following one woman's mission to atone for a crime she committed as a child, it has total sales of over a million copies. The film stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, and is guaranteed to be one of the biggest of the year. 'Subtle as well as powerful, adeptly encompassing comedy as well as atrocity, "Atonement" is a richly intricate book.' "Sunday Times"
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 is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever.