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by Ian McEwan
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Lesemanie
Lesemanie rated it 5 years ago
Fazit: Familienrichterin in der Ehekrise. Intensiv und kurzweilig. Rezension: Fiona Maye ist eine angesehene Familienrichterin. Mit einer vielbewunderten Mischung aus Einfühlungsvermögen und kühler, rechtlicher Logik, entscheidet sie über Sorgerechtsfragen und andere Dinge, wenn die Eltern der bet...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 5 years ago
Synopsis: High Court judge, Fiona Maye, presides over family court in London. All is going well until two events collide her life's roles into chaos. The first involves a seventeen year old Jehovah Witness, Matthew, who upon hearing he has cancer wants to refuse the treatment the government is fo...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it 6 years ago
Ian McEwan can write some of the most gorgeous prose, but sometimes it seems like the emotion behind those words is somehow missing. I felt like this novel specifically was building to some sort of climax that was never quite realized - we had the big, emotional moment, and then the book was just do...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 6 years ago
Ian McEwan’s brief, multi-layered novel about trial judge Fiona Maye, in the High Court of the Family Court Division in England, is based on very real case law; otherwise it is entirely fiction. More than Fiona’s story, this is a story about legal and medical ethics, domestic difficulties, parental ...
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