Book adaptions can be hit and miss but when it comes to Ian McEwan they always seem to be a hit, whether that’s Atonement with Keira Knightley or The Child in Time with Benedict Cumberbatch!
The latest adaption On Chesil Beach starring Oscar nominated Saoirse Ronan is sure to captivate audiences!
The novel was selected for the 2007 Booker Prize shortlist and has been described as a novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
Set in the summer of 1962 On Chesil Beach tells the story of newlyweds Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle) the couple struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come. Edward, eager for rapture, frets over Florence’s response to his advances and nurses a private fear of failure, while Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by sheer disgust at the idea of physical contact, but dreads disappointing her husband when they finally lie down together in the honeymoon suite.
On Chesil Beach is out now and if you’re looking for another fix of Ian McEwan’s incredible writing we’ve got Atonement and The Child in Time in store!