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That First Love

April 27th 2015

VICTORIA HEATH looks at the story that made her want to write, ‘First Love, Last Rites’ by Ian McEwan: ‘The ‘it’ is often referred to more sinisterly as the ‘creature’ and it’s the crux that McEwan uses to turn this story from that of a starry-eyed relationship into something darker and far more interesting…’

A Taste of First Love, Last Rites

September 29th 2014

JENNIE RYAN gives a taste of Ian McEwan’s short story ‘Butterflies’, from his collection First Love, Last Rites: ‘Ian McEwan powerfully evokes both the desolation of the urban landscape of London in the early 1970s and its equally emotionally desolate inhabitants.’

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